Christophe Vacher is a 2-time Emmy Award winner and Annie Award Nominee French artist who has provided Backgrounds, Visual Development and Art Direction for Disney, Dreamworks, Universal Studios and the film industry since 1989. He worked in many small animation studios before joining Disney's Paris-based animation unit for three years, where he painted backgrounds for such animated films as "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", "Runaway Brain" and served as head of background for the 1995 feature, "A Goofy Movie". Relocating to California in 1996, he continued his art career with Disney, where his credits have included painting backgrounds and concept artwork for "Dinosaur", "Hercules," "Tarzan", the Stravinsky Firebird finale for "Fantasia 2000" and "Treasure Planet". He also worked on Dreamworks' "Shark Tale" doing concept Artwork and paintings.
In 2004, he became Art Director, first on a CG animated short movie for Studio Arts in Los Angeles, then for the animated segment of Disney's live action movie "Enchanted", and eventually for the CG feature film "9", produced by Tim Burton and directed by Shane Acker, for which he got a 2010 Annie Awards Nomination (the equivalent of the Academy Awards for Animation) in the category "Best Production Design for a Feature Production". He worked for a few months as production designer on the upcoming movie "Heroes and Monsters" and as a visual development artist for Universal Studios on "Despicable Me".
He is currently working at Hasbro studios on the CG animated TV series "Transformers Prime" for which he won 2 Emmy Awards in 2011 and 2012, and was nominated again at the 2014 Annie Awards for Art Direction. In parallel to Animation, he works on his own paintings for Art Galleries, and buyers from all around the world have been collecting his artwork.He now shares his time between doing artwork and instructing Martial Arts and Fitness (Christophe has been in Martial Arts and Sports since the age of 13). He lives in Toluca Lake, California and frequently travels all over the world.