Academy Award Nominated Animation Director, Filmmaker, Executive Producer, 2D and 3D Animator
Raúl was born in Madrid starting his animation career very early. He's been an animator at international feature films ranging from Asterix and Caesar Surprise, The Chipmunks Great Adventure and Land Before Time until he worked on Who Framed Roger Rabbit, opening the doors as animator in the Walt Disney Studios for 10 years.
He was character animator on such modern classics as Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Lion King, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules and Pocahontas. After Fantasia 2000, Raúl moved as sequence director for Paramount on films like The Rugrats in Paris, The Wild Thornberries Movie and Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius, nominated for an Oscar for best animated feature .
In 2002 he joined Kandor Graphics as creative director, with the award winning short film The Tell Tale Heart, and soon afterwards as co-writer and director with his partner Manuel Sicilia on the feature film The Missing Lynx, winner of the Goya award to the best animated Feature in 2008. As part of Kandor Moon, a joint venture with Antonio Banderas' production company, he produced the Academy Award Nominee short film The Lady and the Reaper.
In the field of TV animation he developed the TV series Low Standards for Fox TV. As director and producer he's at the helm of the Animated Feature Extraordinary Tales based on Edgar Allan Poe stories. One of the short pieces from the film The Fall of the House of Usher was shortlisted in 2012 Academy Award for best animated short film. Extraordinary Tales won him a nomination as best director of an independent feature film at the 2016 ANNIE Awards as well as several International Awards.
He is currently developing the Netflix animated series The Idhún Cronicles and the independent animated feature film "Bitten" based on Cornelia Funke's famous children book Little Werewolf. In 2014 he served as Animation Director and Editor in the Mexico-USA co-production "El Americano" produced by Edward J. Olmos.
Raul Garcia is member of the Academy of Motion Pictures of Arts and Sciences of Hollywood , The Writers Guild of America, The American Cartoonist Society, and Asifa Hollywood .
He has published two books in animation techniques and is senior lecturer at the Lasalle college of the arts in Singapore and teaches animation around the world.