Born on the French Riviera, Michel Ocelot spent his childhood in Guinea, grew up in the Loire valley and then settled in Paris. He has dedicated his entire career to film animation. Since the beginning, all his works have been based on his own scripts and graphics.
Azur & Asmar (2007), his 4th feature film, is another fairy tale, set on both sides of the Mediterranean. It was selected for the Cannes Film Festival for its Director’s Fortnight.
In July 2011, and for the first time in 3D, Tales of the Night
, another silhouette film, was released. It was the only French feature film to be selected for the main competition at the 61st edition of the prestigious Berlin Film Festival.
He is currently completing a new feature film, "Dilili in Paris
", set in the Belle Epoque.