Co-Director, Spirit Untamed, Dreamworks
Ennio Torresan most recently served as the co-director on DreamWorks Animation's Spirit Untamed.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Torresan has won many international awards, including a win at the Annecy International Animated Film festival, for his short film El Macho produced in 1993. Torresan has more than 25 years of experience in animation as a director and as a storyboard artist in many studio productions in Hollywood.
Before working at DreamWorks Animation, he worked for HBO Animation from 1996 to 1998 as a director and storyboard artist and designer. He then joined the SpongeBob SquarePants crew as a storyboard director and writer for the first season of the show. He also worked for Disney from 1999 to 2001 on the series Teachers Pet, which garnered a Daytime Emmy win.
In 2003, Torresan started working for DreamWorks Animation as a story artist for many major animated feature films, including the beloved Madagascar, Madagascar Escape 2 Africa, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, Megamind, Kung Fu Panda, Kung Fu Panda 2, and Bee Movie. While at DreamWorks, Torresan headed the story department for the film Turbo, also released in 2013 and afterwards he continued to act as Head of Story in the animated feature film The Boss Baby, released in March 2017. Ennio was also the Head of Story of Everest, an animated feature film released in 2019.
Some of Torresan’s other personal projects that are dear to his heart include a co-directed independent feature animated movie called Until Sbornia Takes Us Apart, which was released in 2013; an animated short called Apocalypso that was accepted in 2 festivals, the Studio City International Film Festival 2020 and BIAF Bucheon International Animation Festival of South Korea; and beautiful animated music videos for two of the most popular names in Brazil, Herbert Vianna and Paralamas do Sucesso.
He received a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, 1986 before moving to the United States.