Vladimir Todorov is a film concept artist, author and illustrator with over twenty five years of experience in the film industry. He has worked for almost all major film studios, like: Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, Universal, Paramount, Fox, Disney, on features like “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”, “Stuart Little 1&2”, “The Polar Express”, “A Christmas Carol”, “Alice in Wonderland”, and many others.
Having studied Fine Art and Animation in his native country Bulgaria, he began his career as an Animator in 1990 at Steven Spielberg’s Amblimation Studio in London, UK. There he worked on a number of feature animated films, including “An American Tail 2, Fivel Goes West”, “We’re Back”, and “Balto”.
He left Amblimation in 1995, to join Uli Meyer Studio in London. During this time, he worked as a lead animator on the films “Space Jam”, “Lost In Space” and various TV commercials.
In 1997 he joined Warner Brothers, to work as a lead animator on their animated feature “The Quest For Camelot”.
In 1998 Vladimir was invited to become a part of the creative team at Sony Pictures Imageworks in Los Angeles where he worked as an animator, storyboard and concept artist on a number of films, including “Stuart Little”, “Stuart Little 2”, “Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone”, as well as the Academy Award winning animated short, “The ChubbChubbs”.
In 2002 he served as a character design supervisor for Robert Zemeckis’ “The Polar Express”.
Vladimir left Sony in 2005 to become a freelance artist and worked on Zemeckis’ next film “Beowulf”. He then took a year off film work to spend time on his own book project – a fantasy children’s illustrated novel “The Moon Rock”. After the book was published in 2007, the film rights were optioned by Disney and Zemeckis’ company “Imagemovers”.
Vladimir re-joined Zemeckis as a character designer on his next film, “Christmas Carol”, followed by “Mars Needs Moms”. Between 2010 and 2012, he worked as a concept artist on “Yellow Submarine”, “Jack the Giant Slayer”, as well as his second book, “Oliver’s Tantrums”.
In 2014, he published his third illustrated YA novel, “Archipelago NY”.
He recently completed work on his animated short film FLUTTER.
Vladimir lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two young children