Paul and Gaëtan Brizzi

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Paul and Gaëtan Brizzi (born December 24, 1951 in Paris, France[1]) are twin French artists, painters, illustrators, animators, and film directors.


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The Brizzis first made their name working in commercials and short films, including the award-winning short Fracture. In 1985, the brothers directed the animated film Asterix Versus Caesar (Astérix et la surprise de César) for Gaumont Film Company, and started their own animation studio, Brizzi Films, the following year.[1] Brizzi Films worked on several international television series, including Babar and its feature film adaptation, Babar: The Movie (1989). In 1989, the Brizzis sold their studio to The Walt Disney Company, who first turned the facility into a satellite shop for Walt Disney Television Animation. The Brizzis worked as unit producers on several Disney TV shows and two films based on Disney TV shows, DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990) and A Goofy Movie (1995).

In 1994, Walt Disney Animation France was placed under the Walt Disney Feature Animation division, and after completing work on A Goofy Movie, the Brizzis moved to Los Angeles to work as storyboard/concept artists and sequence directors on The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996).[2] They also worked extensively on Tarzan (1999),[3] and developed and directed the Firebird Suite sequence in Fantasia 2000 (1999).[2]

The Brizzis left Disney in 2001,[4] and the studio in France was closed down in 2002 during a massive downsizing of Feature Animation. The brothers continued to work on their personal art and painting projects, and were briefly signed to direct Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs at Sony Pictures Animation.[2][5] Following work as story artists on the Tim Burton-produced 9, Paul and Gaëtan Brizzi are currently working with Mick Jagger on a film entitled Ruby Tuesday, which will present animated interpretations of songs by Jagger's band The Rolling Stones.[6][7]

In 2015 they released the comic book La Cavale du Dr Destouches, which they made in collaboration with Christophe Malavoy. The comic is based on Louis-Ferdinand Céline's novels Castle to Castle, North and Rigadoon, which form a trilogy about his experiences from the Sigmaringen enclave during World War II.[8]

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  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 5, 2010. Retrieved May 8, 2010.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 9, 2010. Retrieved May 8, 2010.
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  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 8, 2012. Retrieved May 8, 2010.
  8. ^ Pasamonik, Didier (August 27, 2015). "La rentrée 2015 de Futuropolis : 10 ans d'expérimentations et de sujets citoyens". Actu BD (in French). Retrieved September 12, 2015.

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