Animated filmmaking

Ranked 1st in the world in animation by Career Review magazine, GOBELINS has gained international recognition in the field of character animation. 

GOBELINS offers a complete curriculum from Bachelor's to Master's degree, an English and a French course with a double degree, as well as a dedicated preparatory programme.

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More than 40 years of animation

The animation department at GOBELINS was born thanks to Asterix!
Uderzo and Goscinny were looking for young artists for the Idefix studios they had just created in 1973. They approached the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry. A few months later, the "Animated Film" department at GOBELINS was created.

In 1976, when the first class of animation students graduated, the industry was still in its infancy. GOBELINS was then the only school to train in the techniques of animated film thanks to the enthusiasm of passionate self-taught professionals.

It was in this atmosphere that the classes of students followed one another and very quickly forged the school's reputation for excellence, each contributing to the development of projects that would mark their era.
From decade to decade, the school has evolved its teaching, following technological advances, particularly those brought about by digital technology, while reconciling them with artistic issues.


Exceptional patreons

Each year the Gobelins School welcomes a renowned filmmaker to be the “patron” of its Master of Arts graduating class.  Patrons advises the students as they work on their thesis films, the culmination of their studies.  Giving feedback and guidance the patrons help students as they write, direct, and promote their thesis films.



Guillermo del TORO

Legendary director Guillermo del Toro won Oscars for best feature film and best director for The Shape of Water.  HIs film Pan’s Labyrinth also won three Oscars.  His new film is Pinocchio, a stop-motion animated retelling of the classic story.



Marjane Satrapi’s film Persepolis, adapted from her graphic novel, was nominated for the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Animated Feature.  Persepolis and her other graphic novels have won numerous awards at the Angoulême International Comics Festival.


Peter LORD 

Peter Lord is the co-founder of the Academy Award winning studio, Aardman Animations.  He has produced/executive produced all of Aardman’s films including Wallace And Gromit, Chicken Run, and Flushed Away.



Renowned director Michel Ocelot’s animated films have won numerous awards including the BAFTA , César, and best animated feature at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.  He’s know for directing films in a variety of animated styles and his career spans almost four decades. 



Gobelins graduate Pierre Coffin was nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film for his film Despicable Me.  He also received Annie Award and BAFTA Award nominations for 

Best Animated Feature for Despicable Me.  In addition he received an Annie Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Voice Acting for his portrayal of all the minion characters.  He was nominated again for Annie Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Voice Acting for his portrayals of the minions in Despicable Me 2 and Minions.



Tomm Moore is the co-founder of the animation studio, Cartoon Saloon.  His films The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea, and Wolfwalkers were all nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film.

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