PANAGIOTIS RAPPAS - Animation Director, Scriptwriter, ProducerUpdated: 27-02-2015 23:43
Panagiotis Rappas was born in the island of Hydra, Greece.
He studied Painting, Engraving and Animation in Germany.
In 1985 he began working in the animation industry, in Berlin and Munich getting experience in all aspects on the production process of an animated feature film.
In 1989 when Steven Spielberg opened AMBLIN-Universal animation studio in London, he was one of the first-recruited artists.
The same time he continues to work as a freelance animation director in various animated projects and television commercials in London's West End.
In 1995 he co-founded Stardust Pictures Ltd and acted as Producer and Creative Director of the projects undertaken by the company such as the acclaimed "1001 Nights" for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Oscar nominated animation short "The Periwig Maker".
Between 1998 and 2000 he moved to the United States to provide Storyboard, Layout Supervision and Sequence Direction on various projects for Paramount/Nickelodeon.
His animated children films won international recognition and many awards around the globe.
Next to his animation work he did Stage Design for many Theatre plays and Illustrations for Children Books.
Panagiotis Rappas is a voting member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science.
2004-12 "The Fountain of Youth", Time Lapse Pictures / Greek Film Center, Producer, Scriptwriter and Director
2008-9 "The Boy and the Tree", Time Lapse Pictures / ERT SA, Producer, Co-Scriptwriter and Director
2007-8 "The Meaning of Life", Time Lapse Pictures / ERT SA, Producer
2006-7 "The Little Mouse Who Wanted to Touch a Star", Time Lapse Pictures / ERT SA, Producer and Director
2003 "Jester Till", MUNICH ANIMATION / Time Lapse Pictures as subcontracted studio, Animator
2002-3 "Rugrats the Crossover", PARAMOUNT, Sequence Director, Layout Supervisor and Studio Producer for Time Lapse Pictures as subcontracted studio
2002 TIME LAPSE PICTURES, Director, Producer
2001-02 "El Sid", FILMAX / Time Lapse Pictures as subcontracted studio, Animator
2001 "Eight Crazy Nights", COLUMBIA / Time Lapse Pictures as subcontracted studio, Animator
1999-00 "The Periwig Maker", IDEAL STANDARD, Sequence Director and Layout Supervisor
1999-00 "Rugrats in Paris", PARAMOUNT, Sequence Director and Layout Supervisor
1998-99 "Blaubear", TRICKCOMPANY, Storyboard Artist
1998 "Rugrats the Movie", PARAMOUNT / Stardust as subcontracted studio, Layout Supervisor/Studio Producer
1997-98 "1001 Nights", LA Philharmonic / Stardust as subcontracted studio, Sequence Director, Layout Supervisor and Studio Producer
1996-97 "Fearless Four", MUNICH ANIMATION, Animator
1996 "Kleine Arschloch", TRICKCOMPANY / Stardust as subcontracted studio, Animator and Studio Producer
1996 "Fern gully II", CBS / FOX / Stardust as subcontracted studio, Layout Supervisor and Storyboard Artist
1995-96 "Space Jam", WARNER BROS / Stardust as subcontracted studio, Animator and Studio Producer
1995 "Pinocchio", (CD-ROM game) DISNEY, Animator
1995 "All Dogs go to Heaven II", MGM, Animator and Layout Artist
1994 "Legends of L.G.", ULI MEYER STUDIOS, Animator
1993 "Felidae", TRICKCOMPANY, Animator
1992 "Asterix goes to America", HAHN STUDIOS, Layout Artist
1991 "We' re Back", AMBLIN / UNIVERSAL, Layout Artist
1989-90 "American Tale II" AMBLIN/UNIVERSAL, Layout Artist
1988-89 "Magic Journey", MS FILM, Animator and Layout Artist
1985-87 "Noah's Arch", MS FILM, Supervisor for Assistant Animators
“The Little Mouse Who Wanted To Touch A Star”
1. Martha’s Vineyard 2009: Best in fest
2. Cyprus International Film Festival 2008: Best Animation
3. London Greek Film Festival 2008: Best Animation
4. 4th Athens AnimFest 2009: Special Jury Award
5. 11th Patras International Film Festival 2009: Best Animation
“The Boy and the Tree”
1. 5th Athens AnimFest 2009: Best Animation
2. Voted by the European Broadcasters Union (EBU): Second Best TV Production in Europe for Children and Juniors
3. 12th Patras International Film Festival 2009: Best Animation
4. 4th Documentary Film festival of Chalkis: Special Jury Award
"THe Fountain Of Youth"
1. 7th Athens AnimFest 2012: Best Animation
2. 14th Patras International Film Festival 2012: Best Animation