Animation Historian, Author And Professor
Born in Ravenna, Italy, and raised in Milan, Bendazzi started his career as a journalist and at the same time a self-funded scholar. He turned to full-time academic teaching by 2002. Bendazzi has lectured on several continents, and particularly in Italy. In 2002 he first received the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Animation Theory from the Animafest Zagreb.
Bendazzi has authored and edited many books and articles. He is best known for his book "Cartoons − 100 Years of Cinema Animation" a history of the medium, published in Italian, English, French, Spanish and Persian. This book has been considered the definitive work on the subject for animation students and scholars. In 2013, a new, larger version is in preparation. Bendazzi also wrote "Alexeieff – Itinéraire d’un maître / Itinerary of a Master", and "Quirino Cristiani, pionero del cine de animación"