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Tony de Peltrie

Tony de Peltrie[1]

“In the mid 80’s, four kids barely out of school directed Tony de Peltrie, a computer-animated short that took the animation world by storm and revolutionized the film industry.

Produced by Pierre Lachapelle, and directed by Lachapelle, Philippe Bergeron, Pierre Robidoux and Daniel Langlois, Tony de Peltrie premiered as the closing film of Siggraph’85 – the largest computer animation festival in the world.

the lights dimmed, and Tony’s wonderfully sad eyes first appeared on
the screen, the stunned audience fell silent. They were witnessing
history. For the first time, a computer-animated human character was
expressing emotions.” [2]