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Thursday, December 15, 2005

BOZZETTO, Bruno

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Birth/Death

Born in 1938, Milan, Italy


Occupation/Title

director, writer, producer, cinematographer, Flash animator


Bio Summary

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.


Early Life/Family

Education/Training

Career Outline

Created his first animated short "Tapum! the weapons' story" in 1958 at the age of 20


Comments On Style

Mainly political or satirical in nature


Influences

Personality

Anecdotes

Miscellaneous

Also illustrated comic strips, produced in 1976, "Allegro non Troppo" the italian answer to the famous "Fantasia" by Walt Disney, Bozzetto also created the Tv series "Spaghetti family" (later he receives the Pulcinella Award 2003 for the best TV series)


Filmography

Tapum! La storia delle armi (1958)
... aka Tapum! The History of Weapons (International: English title)
Oscar per il signor Rossi, Un (1960)
... aka An Award for Mr. Rossi (UK)
Alfa Omega (1961)
Due castelli, I (1962)
... aka Two Castles (USA)
Signor Rossi va a sciare, Il (1963)
... aka Mr. Rossi Goes Skiing (UK
Signor Rossi al mare, Il (1964)
... aka Mr. Rossi on the Beach (UK)
West and soda (1965)
Signor Rossi compra l'automobile, Il (1966)
... aka Mr. Rossi Buys a Car (UK)
Vita in scatola, Una (1967)
... aka Life in a Tin (International: English title)
Vip, mio fratello superuomo (1968)
... aka The SuperVips (USA)
Sottaceti, I (1971)
Cabina, La (1973)
"Sport del signor Rossi, Gli" (1975) TV Series
... aka Mr. Rossi's Sporting Feats (UK)
... aka Signor Rossi e lo sport, Il (Italy)
Self Service (1975)
Signor Rossi cerca la felicità, Il (1976)
... aka Herr Rossi sucht das Glück (West Germany)
... aka Mr. Rossi Looks for Happiness (Europe: English title)
... aka The Fantastic Adventures of Mr. Rossi (UK: TV title)
Sogni del signor Rossi, I (1976)
... aka Mr. Rossi's Dreams (USA)
Vacanze del signor Rossi, Le (1976)
Striptease (1977)
Allegro non troppo (1977)
... aka Allegro non troppo (USA)
Baby Story (1978)
Sigmund (1984)
"Sandwich" (1984) TV Series
Moa Moa (1984)
Baeus (1987)
Sotto il ristorante cinese (1987)
... aka Under the Chinese Restaurant (International: English title)
Mistertao (1989)
Man and His World (1990)
Cavallette (1990)
... aka Grasshoppers (International: English title)
Big Bang (1990)
Drop (1993)
Help? (1995)
Europe & Italy (1999)
"Cartoni dello zecchino d'oro, I" (1999) TV Series
Yes & No (2000)
Adam (2002)
Olympics (2003)
Life (2003)
Neuro (2004)
Femminile & maschile (2004)


Honors

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"
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(2001) Tehran Second International Animation Festival: Special Award of the Jury ("Europe and Italy")
(2003) Bergamo International Cinema Festival: Career award (Premio delle mura)

Related Links

A-HAA: Animation Salon: Say Something Dammit!
Bruno Bozetto's Home Page


Bibliographic References

www.bozzetto.com, www.imdb.com, en.wikipedia.org

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