About me

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Without having gone to any art or animation schools, I started working in animation in 1984 as an apprentice at studio Pascal Blais in Montreal to eventually become a senior animator at Disney Canada by 1996. I transitioned to being a full time storyboard artist in 2002.

I also draw comics. I received the 2016 Amnesty International (Canada) Media Award for online graphic novel for my project SAFE HOUSE. Also, my 2013 graphic novel ‘War Brothers’ about child soldiers was nominated for an Eisner award.

I live in Toronto, Canada

E-mail: danlafrance@sympatico.ca

Work History

(not announced), Story artist on a feature from June 2021 to February 2022.

(not announced), Video game for Bioware. Storyboard artist, 20 months from 2019 to 2021, done at House of Cool.

BACK TO THE OUTBACK, Feature for Netflix. Story Artist, 3 months in 2019, done at House of Cool.

THE MAGICIAN’S ELEPHANT, Feature for Netflix. Story Artist, 1 month in 2019, done at House of Cool.

MAYA AND THE THREE Mini series for Netflix. Story Artist, 7 months in 2018/19, done at House of Cool.

MONSTER ON THE HILL, Feature for Paramount. Story Artist, 7 months in 2018, done at House of Cool.

HERO ELEMENTARY, TV series for Portfolio Entertainment. Storyboard artist on 1 episode, January 2018.

FIREHEART, Feature for Atelier Animation. Story Artist, 7 months in 2017/18, done at House of Cool.

UGLY DOLLS, Feature for STX Entertainment. Story Artist, 2.5 months in 2017, done at House of Cool.

RIVERDANCE, Feature for Cinesite. Helped with storyboards in November 2017.

OCTONAUTS, 26 episodes TV series. Head of story supervising a team of storyboard artists and directing animatics. 2016/17, done at House of Cool.

FERDINAND, Feature for Blue Sky . Story artist, 10 months in 2014/15 and 6 weeks in 2016, done at House of Cool.

WATERSHIP DOWN, mini series for the BBC and Netflix. Story artist on 7 sequences in 2016, done at House of Cool.

DRAGONS (SEASON 3), series for Dreamworks and Netflix. Storyboard artist on 5 episodes in 2016, done at House of Cool.

TROLL HUNTERS, series for Dreamworks and Netflix. Storyboard artist on 3 episodes in 2015/16, done at House of Cool.

ICE AGE (Easter Special), special for Blue Sky. Story artist on 3 sequences in 2015, done at House of Cool.

THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE, Feature for Rovio. Story artist for 10 months in 2013/14, done at House of Cool.

THE BOOK OF LIFE, Feature for Reel FX. Story artist for 12 months in 2012/13, done at House of Cool.

THE NUT JOB, Feature for Toonbox Entertainment, 5 months in 2010/11.

POOH’S HEFFALUM HALLOWEEN MOVIE, Feature for Disney, 4 weeks in 2005.

RETURN TO NEVERLAND, Feature for Disney Canada, 6 months in 1999.

RESIDENT EVIL- RETRIBUTION, Live action feature film for Mr.X, 2 months in 2011.

TV SERIES,From 1992 to 2010, I storyboarded on 115 episodes TV series from different studios.

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2D ANIMATOR from 1984 to 2002