Christoph Lauenstein

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Christoph Lauenstein
Born (1962-03-20) 20 March 1962 (age 57)
OccupationProducer, Director and Writer
Notable work
(Academy Award winner)
RelativesWolfgang Lauenstein
(twin brother)

Christoph Lauenstein (born 20 March 1962 in Hildesheim, West Germany) is a German producer, director and writer.

Lauenstein entered the School of Fine Arts in Kassel, Germany in 1985. While enrolled at the school Lauenstein, together with his twin brother Wolfgang, created the animated short film Balance. It received an Academy Award in the animated short film category in 1990. The Lauensteins have created a number of animation works for advertising (including station idents for MTV). Meanwhile they concentrate on realizing their own animated feature films as writers and directors.


  • Olivier Cotte (2007) Secrets of Oscar-winning animation: Behind the scenes of 13 classic short animations. (Making of '"Balance") Focal Press. ISBN 978-0-240-52070-4

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