Carlos Grangel

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Carlos Grangel

Carlos Grangel (born 1963 in Barcelona) is a Spanish-born character designer for animated films.


He started out as a comic book artist, drawing Fix und Foxi for the German market from the mid-80s to 1994 and Disney comics (Brer Rabbit) for the Dutch market in 1994/95. Afterwards he moved to DreamWorks Animation, where his credits include The Road to El Dorado (2000), Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002), Shark Tale (2004) and Madagascar (2005). He also worked on Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005).

He owns Grangel Studios along with his brother Jordi.[1][2][3][4][5]



  • 2003, won Annie Award for 'Individual Achievement in Character Design' for Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002).
  • 2005, nominated for Annie Award for 'Character Design in an Animated Feature Production' for Shark Tale (2004)
  • 2006, nominated for Annie Award for 'Best Character Design in an Animated Feature Production' for Corpse Bride (2005)


  1. ^ Solomon, Charles (14 August 2005). "How a Puppet Master Brings Life to the Comically Dead". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 March 2010.
  2. ^ "eDIT 9. Presents Trends in Animation". DesignTaxi. 13 September 2006. Retrieved 19 March 2010.
  3. ^ Grau, Anna (25 December 2009). "Niño grande en un museo de adultos". ABC. Spanish. Retrieved 19 March 2010.
  4. ^ "Spanischer Meister der Trickfiguren : Carlos Grangel – Schöpfer der "Corpse Bride"". Deutschlandradio Kultur. 3 November 2005. Retrieved 19 March 2010.
  5. ^ LUZÁN, JULIA (16 October 2005). "Un dibujante de cine". El País. Retrieved 19 March 2010.

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