Piero Tonin: animator, illustrator, cartoonist

Piero Tonin‘s passion lies in animated films. His animated short, HOBLIO, has won numerous international awards. A cel restorer and hand painter, Tonin has successfully restored and/or hand painted cels from Disney Classics including “Lady and the Tramp”, “The Jungle Book” and “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”.

Inherent to his work as an artist is his deep knowledge and commitment to preserving and educating art students and the public about Italy’s rich history of animated artists and their work, including the late Osvaldo Cavandoli, creator of “La Linea” and Carosello (The Carousel), a television advertising program aired by RAI (the Italian national broadcasting company) from 1957 until 1977.