Mini Biography

Laurent Caneiro is a 40 year old French artist. He has been working for DreamWorks SKG Animation for the last 8 years.

Born and raised in Bordeaux, in the South of France, he started to learn accounting, but after a few years, he decided to move to Luxembourg in 1997 and joined the traditional animation school LTAM (Lycée Technique des Arts et Métiers). He graduated in 1999.

After studying 3D on his own for about 6 months, he got his first job as an animator at Oniria Pictures (Luxembourg), on the TV show Bob’s Beach (2001) then on the movie Tristan and Isolde (2002). At the same time he worked on a personal short film Pom Pom (2002), the short film was selected at multiple festivals and won the “Cartoon Network Animation Trophy”. In 2002, Laurent moved to Paris (France) and worked for Sparx on the TV show Rolie Polie Olie. In October 2002 he worked for the studio IMPS (Belgium, where the Smurfs were created), he was involved in creating the Smurfs’ world in 3D and participated in making 2 short film pilots along with some commercials. In 2005 he worked for Attitude-Studio (Paris, France) and was Animation Supervisor on the TV show Galactik Football (2006), he also supervised feature pilots (Oddyssey, Disney proof of concept), DVD bonuses (Tinkerbell (2008)), one TV show pilot (High Spy), some commercials (Shrek 3), video games cinematic (Bourne Identity) and was an animator on the feature film 9 (2009). In 2007 he moved to Madrid (Spain) and worked for Ilion Animation Studios on the feature film Planet 51 (2009). In 2009 he moved to Los Angeles and has been working for DreamWorks SKG Animation where he animated on the Oscar nominated animated features and box office successes, How to train your Dragon (2010) and Puss in Boots (2011). Between these 2 shows he worked briefly on Megamind (2010).
In 2012 he was nominated for the 10th Annual VES Awards in the “Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature Motion Picture” category.

He then worked on Rise of the Guardians (2012), How to train your Dragon 2 (2014), Kung Fu Panda 3 (2015), Trolls (2016), and is currently working on the upcoming animated movie How to train your Dragon 3 (2019).