Nicolás Villarreal

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4, 1978
La Plata, Argentina
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4, 1978 (age 42)
La Plata, Argentina


Award-winning animation director, character designer and visual development artist for animation and video game productions. He co-founded Red Clover Studios and became the Director of the Visual Development Department at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Before Fame

He studied at the Escuela of Animacion y Cinematografía de Avellaneda where he earned a degree in 2D Animation. He then entered the Master's Program at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.


He worked for Walt Disney Studios, Sony Computer Entertainment, Jim Henson Studios and several other large companies. He had short animated films called Pasteurized and Nieta which screened at the Cannes film Festival at the Short film corner. He won Best Animated Short Film at the Toronto Film Festival for Children.

Family Life

He was born and raised in La Plata, Argentina.

Associated With

He worked in the animation department on the Ryan Coogler-directed 2012 independent film Fruitvale Station.