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PANAGIOTIS RAPPAS Director, animator / Greece

Curriculum Vitae:

PANAGIOTIS RAPPAS was born on the island of Hydra, Greece. He studied Painting, Engraving and Animation in Germany. In 1985 he began working in the animation industry, in Berlin and Munich getting experience in all aspects of the production process of an animated feature film. In 1989 when Steven Spielberg opened AMBLIN-Universal animation studio in London, he was one of the first-recruited artists.

At the same time, he continues to work as a freelance animation director in various animated projects and television commercials in London's West End.

In 1995 he co-founded Stardust Pictures Ltd and acted as Producer and Creative Director of the projects undertaken by the company such as the acclaimed "1001 Nights" for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Oscar-nominated animation short "The Periwig Maker".

Between 1998 and 2000 he moved to the United States to provide Storyboard, Layout Supervision and Sequence Direction on various projects for Paramount/Nickelodeon.

His animated children films won international recognition and many awards around the globe.

Next to his animation work, he did Stage Design for many Theatre plays and Illustrations for Children Books.

Panagiotis Rappas is a voting member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science.




Little Emily / USA 2016 

Kidscreen Awards 2016: Best preschool e-book of the Year


The Fountain of Youth / Greece 2011

7th Athens AnimFest 2012 / Greece: Best Animation

14th Patras International Film Festival 2012 / Greece: Best Animation

35th International Short Film Festival in Drama / Greece: Special mention

Rozafa Anifest Awards 2012, Shkoder / Albania: Special Prize


The Boy and The Tree / Greece 2009

4th Athens AnimFest 2009 / Greece: Best Animation

Voted by the EUROPEAN BROADCASTERS UNION (EBU) / Geneva: Second Best TV Production in Europe for Children and Juniors 2009

12th Patras International Film Festival 2009 / Greece: Best Animation

4th Documentary Film festival of Chalkis / Greece: Special Jury Award 


The Little Mouse who Wanted to Touch a Star / Greece 2007

Martha’s Vineyard / USA: Best in fest

Cyprus International Film Festival / Cyprus: Best Animation

London Greek Film Festival / UK: Best Animation

Athens AnimFest 2008 / GREECE: Special Prize of the Jury  

Patras International Film Festival Greece: Best Animation



Frankenstein REC (2019) Post Production and Vfx Supervisor (Live action)

Pete the Cat (2017) Animator

Dragon Rider (2017) 3D Layout Artist

Love, Love, Love (2016) Post Production and Vfx Supervisor (Live action)

Little Emily (2015) (animated app) Art Director / Animator (awarded)

Tale of Sasquatch (2015) (animated app) Art Director/Animator

The Amazing Popcorn (2014) (animated app) Art Director/Animator

Family Guy (2011) (TV Series) Animator

The Fountain of Youth aka “I Pigi tis Niotis” (2011) Director / Producer (awarded short)

The Boy and the Tree (2009) Director / Producer (awarded short)

The meaning of Life (2009) Producer

The Little Mouse who Wanted to Touch a Star (2007) Director / Producer

Jester Till (2003) Studio Producer (Time Lapse Pictures)

Rugrats go Wild (2003) Storyboard Artist/Layout Supervisor/Studio Producer

El Sid: The Legend (2003) Studio Producer (Time Lapse Pictures)

Eight Crazy Nights (2002) Studio Producer (Time Lapse Pictures)

Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000) Sequence Director / Layout Supervisor

The Periwig-Maker (1999) Mural painter / Leica editor (Oscar-nominated short)

Käpt’n Blaubär-Der Film (1999) Storyboard Artist

Pippi Longstocking (1998) Layout Artist

The Rugrats Movie (1998) Layout Supervisor / Storyboard Artist

Fern Gully 2: The Magical Rescue 1998 Storyboard Artist / Layout Artist

1001 Nights (1998) Producer/ layout Artist/Animator (awarded short)

Die furchtlosen Vier (1997) Animator

Kleines Arschloch (1997) Animator / Studio Producer (Stardust Pictures)

Space Jam (1996) Animator / Vfx Animator

Pinocchio (1995) (CD-ROM game) Animator

All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (1996) Animator / Layout Artist

Felidae (1994) Animator

Asterix Conquers America (1994) Layout Artist

We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993) Layout Artist

An American Tale: Fievel Goes West (1991) Layout Artist

The Magic Voyage (1992) Character Animator - Vfx Animator

Stowaways on the Ark (1988) Head of assistant animators           


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