About Me


Christophe Lautrette is currently a Production Designer at Paramount Pictures, based in Los Angeles, California.  He was born in Paris, France and spent his early years in Toulouse, France, where he attended the school of applied arts at Jolimont, earning a Bachelor of Art.  Afterwards, he studied animation at Gobelins - L'École de l’Image, commonly regarded as the world’s best animation school.  There, Christophe earned his degree in animation and got hired by Disney immediately afterwards to work on A Goofy Movie.    

In 1996, Christophe moved to the United States, and was hired by the newly formed DreamWorks SKG to work on their first full length animated film, The Prince of Egypt, as a layout artist.  That was the beginning of a 21 year career at DreamWorks, where his contributions include:

  • Prince of Egypt (1998) - Layout

  • The Road to El Dorado (2000) - Layout

  • Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) - Visual Development

  • Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003) - Visual Development

  • Shark Tale (2004) - Visual Development

  • Madagascar (2005) - Visual Development

  • Bee Movie (2007) - Art Director and Character Design

  • Kung Fu Panda (2008) - Character Design and Visual Development

  • Shrek Forever After (2010) - Character Design

  • Puss in Boots (2011) - Visual Development

  • Rise of the Guardians (2012) - Character Design

  • The Croods (2013) - Production Designer 

  • The Croods: A New Age (2020) - Visual Development and Consultant

In 2016, Christophe left DreamWorks and joined Paramount Pictures Animation as a Production Designer for Rumble, which is set to release on February 18, 2022.  He is currently working as the Production Designer on The Tiger’s Apprentice, which is set to release sometime in 2023.

Christophe has also contributed to the following projects:

On the side, Christophe is a children’s book illustrator, live painter for music festivals, and is part of the Council for Lightbox Expo, founded by Bobby Chiu. He has also taught masterclasses around the World, in the US, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Peru, and Canada, among others.


Phone: (323) 972-2808

Email: [email protected]