Cinzia Angelini

Cinzia Angelini

Director / Head of Story

Glendale, California

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Storyboard Artist

The Ark and the Aardvark (2023)

Animator

Sing 2 (2021)

Animator

Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021)

Storyboard Artist

Abominable (2019)

Storyboard Artist

The Grinch (2018)

Director

Mila (2017)

Storyboard Artist

Despicable Me 3 (2017)

Storyboard Artist

Minions (2015)

Storyboard Artist

Tom and Jerry's Giant Adventure (2013)

CG Animator

Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem (2012)

Animator

Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters (2011)

Animator

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

Animator

Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon (2010)

Storyboard Artist

NFL Rush Zone (2010)

Animator

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

Animator

Judy M.D.: Super Surgeon (2008)

Animator

Bolt (2008)

Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furiuos Five (2008)

Animator

Meet the Robinsons (2007)

CG Animator

Open Season (2006)

Inbetween Artist

The Backyardigans (2004)

CG Animator

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

2D/3D Animator

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)

Animator

Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron (2002)

Animator

The Road to El Dorado (2000)

Animator

The Magic Sword: Quest for Camelot (1998)

The Prince of Egypt (1998)

Assistant Animator

The Fearless Four (1997)

In-betweener

Balto (1995)

Sinbad of the Seven Seas (1989)

Animator

Lady D

Animator

Lefty

Animator

Georgy

Animator

Sean

A Minion movie

Cinzia Angelini is a writer, story artist and director who has worked in the animation industry for more than twenty-five years.

She has written and is currently directing “Mila,” a high-quality CG short film about a little girl whose life takes an unexpected turn in WWII. The film is produced by the largest independent, world-wide, virtual studio collaboration ever created. UNICEF Italy is just one of the many sponsors who have joined the Mila team in their groundbreaking endeavor. The team consists of 350 animation professionals, who volunteer their time and considerable talent from 35 countries to make the film. “Mila” is set to be released in 2019.

After working in London and Munich for Amblimation and then Warner Bros, Cinzia moved to Los Angeles to start the American chapter of her career. While her first Hollywood studio was Dreamworks, she eventually followed a path that would lead to a series of collaborations as animator and story artist, with all of the major studios, such as Sony Imageworks, Walt Disney Animation, Warner Bros, Illumination Entertainment and Cinesite Studios.

Her work includes “Balto,” “Prince of Egypt,” “Eldorado,” “Spirit,” “Sinbad,” “Spider-man 2″, “Open Season,” “Meet the Robinsons,” “Bolt,” “The Minions Movie”, “Despicable Me 3” and the upcoming “Everest” and “The Grinch.”

The notoriety she gained from her development of the virtual crew and studio for Mila led to her invitation to speak at TEDx Trento in 2017, and then TEDx Vail in 2018. There she introduced her idea of bridging cultural diversity through the magic of animation.

Cinzia has an unbridled passion for all types of animation. Her years directing at the helm of the large international crew for “Mila,” combined with the experience she gained as animator and story artist on some of the biggest animated features of our time, gives her a unique ability to develop a wide spectrum of projects.
Work History
  • Director

    MilaFilm

    September 2009 - Present

    Working on"Mila" my animated short film
    www.milafilm.com

  • Animator

    Original Force

    April 2017 - August 2017
  • Story Artist

    Illumination Entertainment

    March 2015 - April 2017
  • Story Artist

    DreamWorks Animation

    January 2013 - January 2015
  • Story Artist

    Illumination Entertainment

    August 2012 - January 2013
  • Freelance Story Artist

    Rollman Entertainment

    May 2012 - August 2012
  • CG Animator

    Duncan Studio

    March 2012 - May 2012

    Freelance Story Artist at Eric Rollman Entertainment

  • Story Artist - freelance

    Warner Bros. Animation

    March 2012 - May 2012
  • Story Artist

    Divide Nine

    April 2011 - March 2012

    Story Development of Feature and Short projects

  • Animator

    Duncan Studio

    March 2010 - March 2011

    DVD Specials of How to train your Dragon and Kung Fu Panda 2

  • CG Animator

    Technicolor

    May 2009 - March 2010

    Uncharted 2

  • CG Animator

    Warner Bros.

    September 2008 - December 2008

    Had lot of fun on the PEPFAR shorts.
    Unfortunately the project ended

  • Animator

    Walt Disney Animation Studios

    February 2006 - August 2008
  • Director "Antique Shop"

    Walt Disney Animation Studios ("Short Club")

    February 2006 - August 2008
  • Senior Animator

    Sony Pictures Imageworks

    February 2002 - December 2005

    Spider - man 2 and Open Season

  • Animator

    Dreamworks Studios

    October 1997 - December 2001

    Prince of Egypt, Eldorado, Spirit, Sinbad

  • Animator

    Warner Bros. Animation

    May 1996 - July 1997

    U.K. Studio

  • Animator

    Munich Animation, Germany

    1995 - 1996

    The Fearless Four

  • assistant animator

    Animandus Studio

    1992 - 1993
Education
  • C.T.C. (centro per le telecomuicazioni)

    1990 - 1993
  • International College of Arts and Sciences

    1990 - 1993