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René Castillo

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7, 1969
Mexico City, Mexico
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7, 1969 (age 50)
Mexico City, Mexico


Director and animator who is best known for having worked as part of the animation departments for the films Down to the Bone and Sin Sosten. He is also credited with having directed several episodes of the Poncho Balon series and the feature film Thingdom. 

Before Fame

He started his career as an animator in 1998 working on the short film Sin Sosten which he would also direct. It was working as an animator on Sobreviviente in 2003 which launched his professional career. 


He has won multiple Ariel Awards including for Best Short Animated film in 1999 for his work on Sin Sosten and again in 2002 for his work on Hasta los Huesos. 

Family Life

He was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico. 

Associated With

He appeared in the documentary short film El Duque alongside fellow director Guillermo del Toro in 2010.