Nico Marlet

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Nico Marlet
BornNicolas Jean Jacques Marlet

Nicolas "Nico" Marlet is a French-American animation artist, character designer and skilled drummer. He is well known for his character design work in the Dreamworks films Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon, although early in his career he worked on Disney television shows such as TaleSpin and DuckTales. He also worked on an unproduced animated version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats. His work has appeared in several "art of" books, including The Art of Kung Fu Panda, The Art of How to Train Your Dragon, The Art of Bee Movie, and his own limited edition sketchbook containing some of his personal works.

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  1. Character Design Notes Blog: Nico Marlet November 4, 2010.
  2. 'Panda' designer breaks it down: How Nicolas Marlet mastered art of 'Kung Fu' May 28, 2008.

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