Lino DiSalvo

Biography

Lino DiSalvo is an American animator, film director, writer and voice actor. Born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Franklin Square, Long Island. As a child, DiSalvo was a fan of the early animated feature films from Disney and then, as a teenager, became inspired to pursue animation after seeing The Lion King in 1994. With the encouragement of his parents, he left for Vancouver, Canada. After graduating from Vancouver Film School he joined Walt Disney Animation Studios. DiSalvo spent almost 17 years at Disney and served as Head of Animation on Frozen. His other credits include supervising animator on Tangled and Bolt; and animator on Meet the Robinsons, Chicken Little, 102 Dalmatians and Reign of Fire. He served as Creative Director for Paramount Animation before joining Paris-based, ON Animation Studios (producers of 2016's The Little Prince) as Head of Creative. His directorial debut, Playmobil: The Movie, based on an original story of his, is set for release on August, 2019. DiSalvo has also voiced the characters of "Vinnie the Pigeon" in Bolt, "Gristletoe Joe" in Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice, and "Robotitron" in the upcoming Playmobil: The Movie. DiSalvo is currently developing his next animated feature, The Badalisc, which is inspired by Italian folklore and draws heavily from his cultural heritage.

Filmography

Movie Name Release Date
Playmobil: The Movie 30 August 2019