oscars_Javier Recio Gracia

Before working as a storyboard artist on DreamWorks Animation’s Rise of the Guardians, Javier Recio Gracia earned Hollywood’s attention, and an Oscar nod in the Best Animated Short category, for his film La Dama y la Muerte. The Spanish 3D imaging animated short, produced by Antonio Banderas, didn’t win an Academy Award, but it dud earn a Goya Award for being the Best Animated Short of 2009.

Best Animated Short, La Dama y la Muerte (The Lady and the Reaper), 82nd Academy Awards, Nominated

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