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Frederik Du Chau

Frederik Du Chau

Frederik Du Chau previously directed (and co-wrote) the family adventure Racing Stripes, the popular film about a young zebra who aspires to racing stardom, featuring the voices of such luminaries as Whoopi Goldberg, Dustin Hoffman and Joe Pantoliano.

Du Chau was born in Belgium, where studied film at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, while simultaneously traveling the world as a camera assistant for several major European news organizations. He then began his career as both an animator and a director for television and commercials in Europe. In 1989, his short story, The Mystery of the Lamb, was selected for the Los Angeles Animation Celebration film festival, which brought him to the United States At the Baer Animation Studio in Los Angeles, he worked as an animator on numerous commercials that combined animation with live action. He then co-directed the animation for the video hit Land Before Time: Time of the Great Giving.

After spending time working as a storyboard artist for animation legend Chuck Jones, he directed the feature film Quest for Camelot, which received a Vision Award for Best Picture in 1999.

He also directed a pilot presentation for Forest Whitaker's Spirit Dance Entertainment entitled Stripped, for which he created a new look that transforms live action into animation in real time.

In 2000, Du Chau, along with Kirk DeMicco, wrote Hong Kong Phooey, a live action comedy about a Kung Fu fighting dog, based on the popular Hanna-Barbera cartoon. This project was sold to Alcon Entertainment.

When not directing movies, Frederik draws and writes on his own comic book called Fish Out Of Water. He is also working on a children's book based on characters he developed called Menehunes.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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Frederik Du Chau Facts

OccupationDirector, Screenwriter

Selected Filmography

Not available.