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Bruno Bozzetto

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Born in Milano, Italy, in 1938, Bruno Bozzetto produced three animated feature films “West & Soda”, “Vip my brother superman”, “Allegro non troppo” and many animated shorts. He has been awarded many prizes among which the Golden Bear to “Mister Tao” at the Berlin Film Festival in 1990 and the Oscar nomination to “Grasshoppers” in 1991.

Together with Piero Angela he has also directed a hundred animated shorts of educational scientific matter. Bruno Bozzetto’s best known character is Mister Rossi. Since 2000 he has been devoting his time to Flash animations for the web gaining great success.

Family and early life

Created his first animated short “Tapum! the weapons’ story” in 1958 at the age of 20

Personal style

Mainly political or satirical in nature

Honors and awards

Annie Award: Winsor McCay Award 1982 Golden Bear to “Mister Tao” at the Berlin Film Festival in 1990 Oscar nomination to “Grasshoppers” in 1991 (1998) Zagreb 13th World Festival of Animated Films: Life Achievement Award “for outstanding and universal contribution to the development of the art of animati (2000) Zagreb Film Festival: Special Jury Award “for original observation of human diversity” on” (2001) Tehran Second International Animation Festival: Special Award of the Jury (“Europe and Italy”) (2003) Bergamo International Cinema Festival: Career award (Premio delle mura)




Lenburg, Jeff. Who’s Who in Animated Cartoons. Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2006.

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