Anthony Stacchi

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Anthony Stacchi
Anthony Stacchi, The Boxtrolls, 2014 Comic-Con.jpg
Anthony Francis Stacchi

(1961-08-21) August 21, 1961 (age 60)
Alma materCalifornia Institute of the Arts
OccupationEffects animator, writer, storyboard artist, film director
Years active1985–present
Known forOpen Season
The Boxtrolls

Anthony Francis Stacchi (born August 21, 1961) is an American effects animator, storyboard artist, and film director.

Stacchi graduated from California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in Film then went on to be an Animator and Commercial Director at San Francisco's Colossal Pictures and an effects animator at Industrial Light and Magic on Back to the Future, Hook, The Rocketeer and Ghost, and James and the Giant Peach. He was a storyboard artist for Antz, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron and Curious George and was the head of story for ILM's aborted computer animated feature Frankenstien, and a short film, Work in Progress.

He made his directorial debut as co-director of Sony Pictures Animation's first film Open Season. He co-directed the 3D stop-motion animated feature film The Boxtrolls, at Laika.[1][2] It was released in 2014.[3]

Stacchi currently serves as director for The Monkey King, a Netflix original animated film which is scheduled for a 2023 release.[4]


Year Title Director Writer Storyboard
Visual effects Notes
1985 Back to the Future Yes
1989 ABC Weekend Special Yes 1 episode
1990 Ghost Yes
1991 The Rocketeer Yes
1991 Hook Yes
1991 The Wish That Changed Christmas Yes Yes
1992 Æon Flux Yes 4 episodes
1993 The Meteor Man Yes
1996 James and the Giant Peach Yes
1997 KaBlam! Yes 1 episode
1998 Antz Yes
2001 Hubert's Brain Yes
2002 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Yes
2006 Open Season Yes Yes Co-director
Directorial debut
2006 Boog and Elliot's Midnight Bun Run Yes Yes Co-director
Short film
2009 Astro Boy Yes Special Thanks
2014 The Boxtrolls Yes Yes Co-director
Story adapted with Phil Dale
2018 Dallas & Robo 8 episodes
2019 Missing Link Yes
2023 The Monkey King Yes In development


  1. ^ "LAIKA Announces Third Animated Feature, The Boxtrolls". February 7, 2013. Retrieved July 2, 2013.
  2. ^ S. Cohen, David; Debruge, Peter (June 23, 2008). "Laika unveils development slate". Variety. Retrieved February 7, 2013.
  3. ^ Amidi, Amid (February 7, 2013). "Laika's Next Feature Will Be "Boxtrolls"". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved February 7, 2013.
  4. ^ "Netflix Slates 3 New Animated Projects from Asian-American Creators". Animation Magazine. May 20, 2021.

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