Marco Zanoni was born in Cremona in 1964.

At a young age, he showed his passion by drawing anything on the paper-sheets his father brought home after work.

At the age of 4, Marco was fascinated by watching the Walt Disney animated film “The Jungle Book”.

His passion for drawn animation was ignited by love at first sight, and he went on to animate Shere Kahn and the snake Kaa in the sequel.

In 1985 Marco decides to attend at the Center of Cinematography in Rome, where he will compete in the Animation section after a period of disbanding youth where he graduated without particular results as an agricultural expert.

At the school he made his diploma film in traditional animation (and also the first Italian animated short in Dolby Stereo) which was presented at various festivals including the Venice Film Festival.

After a brief period in Rome, where he worked on some small animated films for Rai and some commercials for Cartoonstudio, he moved to Milan where he began working with various Milanese studios: Green Movie, Bozzetto, Quicksand, RDA 70, and MixFilm.

After a few years of work for Italian advertising and feature films (he studies with Walter Cavazzuti the walks and run cycles for Main Characters in the animated film by Enzo D’Alò La Gabbianella e il Gatto aka Lucky and Zorba), decides to try to apply as Character Animator at Walt Disney Studio in Australia, where he began working as an animator in Sydney on several feature films like Peter Pan 2: Return to Neverland, The Jungle Book 2, Mickey, Goofy, Donald: the three Musketeers, Tarzan 2, Lilo and Stich 2 often animating the villains of these Animated Features.

In 2004 he returned to Europe and took part as Supervisor of Animation, in the feature film by Enzo D’Alò Pinocchio, with the Art Direction by Lorenzo Mattotti.

Unforgettable as human and work experience, Pinocchio will lead him to work again with Lorenzo Mattotti in The famous invasion of the Bears in Sicily, adapted from Dino Buzzati’s Novel, where he is responsible for the early stage of Character development and Lead in the Animation Sequences of the Cat Mammon and the Ghosts.

Between the two projects, Marco was also one of the animators of the film The Red Turtle, the first feature-length animation film produced by Studio Ghibli in Europe, directed by Michael Dudok de Wit.

The collaboration with Enzo D’Alò for the feature film A Greyhound of a Girl, based on the best-seller for children by Roddy Doyle, has recently been renewed.

On the latter, in addition to the search for secondary characters and the posing of many sequences, Enzo entrusted Marco to create the animation of two special sequences with a particular style that brings into motion the freshness and idea of Peter De Seve, creator of the visual development of the characters of the film.