Oscar winning cartoonist and filmmaker most recognized for his film, Tout Rien. He won the Academy Award for Animated Short Film in 1982 for his work on the film, Crac!
After emigrating to Canada in 1948, he began teaching at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal.
He received the official Order of Canada, the country's second highest honor.
He was born in Germany. He was married to Ghylaine Paquin from 1949 up until his death.
He and author Robert Munsch are both recipients of the Order of Canada, the country's second highest honor.