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Michael Dudok de Wit

Best known for his 2000 academy award winning animation short, Father Daughter, Michael has currently been directing and animating commercials for television and movies. Educated in Holland, he studied etching in Geneva when he was younger and then moved on to study animation in Farnham, England where he made his first film called The Interview. He graduated from West Surry College of Art in 1978 and then went on to work in Barcelona for a year, before moving to London, where he currently resides. In 1992 he created an animated short called "Tom Sweep" and then in 1994 was nominated for an Oscar for his next short, The Monk & The Fish. Today, Michael enjoys illustrating books and teaching animation at art colleges across England.

Animations Produced:

  • The Interview, 1978
  • Tom Sweep, 1992, 3:00
  • The Monk and the Fish (Le Moine et le poisson), 1994, 6:00
  • Father and Daughter, 2000, 8:30
  • The Aroma of Tea, 2006, 3:20


Submitted by: Kara Gebhardt
as part of ARTC 400, History of Animation
Bowling Green State University
Prof. Bonnie Mitchell