Sylvain Chomet is a French comic writer, animator and film director.
Sylvain Chomet Works at Disney
The 25 minute short, called La vieille dame et les pigeons, eventually wound up nominated for Best Short Film Oscar within the animation category, though the film lost to a Pixar production entitled Geri’s Game. As a result of the movie’s notoriety, however, Chomet was invited to join the staff of Disney Animation Studio’s Toronto location. Unfortunately, Sylvain’s time at the Mouse House only furthered his belief that he should be working independently. In an interview with The Guardian, Sylvain remarked, "I learned an awful lot from [Disney] – how not to do it. The artists have no say any more. The suits decide everything now, and there are so many of them. It is like the dinosaurs, it has got too big and the brain is too small”" ( Nusair.about.com)