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Simon Otto is a director, animator and story artist from DreamWorks Animation. He is the Head of Character Animation for How to Train Your Dragon and How to Train Your Dragon 2.


Simon Otto is from Switzerland and grew up in a town outside Zurich. He started his art career by creating snow sculptures commercially. He started his education in banking, but soon turned back to art and attended the F&F Schule fuer Experimentelle Gestaltung in Zurich.

Simon Otto joined DreamWorks in 1997 and worked on his first animated film, The Prince of Egypt. He worked as a Supervising Animator for both 2D and CG animated films, including Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Flushed Away and Over the Hedge. He won a VES Award in 2011 for 'Outstanding Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture' for How to Train Your Dragon.

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DreamWorks Dragons Filmography



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