Paul Demeyer was born in Bruges, Belgium. He studied animation at the Royal Academy in Ghent and got his Master Degree at the California Institute of the Arts in 1977 when he also won the Student Academy Award in Animation for his short “The Muse”.
He started his career in Belgium where he directed commercials, story boarded and animated on TV shows and a feature film for Pen Film and BRT, the national Belgian television. He also thought animation at the Royal Academy of Gent.
After a year of early computer animation at RTL Productions in Luxemburg he moved to London, England where he directed commercials for Richard Purdum Productions. In 1988 he produced and directed the animated short “The Goose Girl” which won the Best Children Film Award at the Ottawa Animation Film Festival and The Animation Celebration in Los Angeles, 1989.
Since 1993 Paul Demeyer has been living in Los Angeles where he directed on the “Duckman” television show for Klasky-Csupo Inc, he also worked on the “Rugrats” TV series as creative producer. He directed the animated feature “Rugrats in Paris” and sequence directed “The Rugrats Movie” and “The Wild Thornberrys Movie” for Paramount/ Nickelodeon Movies.
He now directs commercials in both 2D and CG animation for Kachew, the commercial division of Klasky-Csupo.
Mr. Demeyer also illustrated children books published by Gollancz (Penguin) in the UK. He thought at the Liverpool Poly, West Surrey School of Art and Design, Cal Arts, and USC.