Daniel Robichaud started his career in 1984 at the Computer Graphics Department of the CBC, after graduating from the University of Quebec with a B. A. in Graphic Design. As a designer, his work earned several accolades including the Gemeaux and three BDA Awards. He also taught at the National Animation and Design Centre. He was then hired by the Film and Tape Works in Chicago, where he assembled a team of digital artists to work on commercials and independent animation projects.
A move to Los Angeles came in 1994 to work for Digital Domain as Digital Effects Supervisor. There, he established himself as a leader in the area of character animation, and contributed to such films as Apollo 13, The Fifth Element, Titanic - where he broke new grounds in creating crowds of photo-realistic digital humans - and The Scorpion King. In 1998, he created, wrote and directed the short animated film Tightrope, winning awards at Imagina (Monte Carlo), Anima Mundi (Sao Paulo), and Ars Electronica (Linz).
Driven by his passion for animation, he went on to direct Pinocchio 3000, the first theatrical 3D animated feature film to be created in Canada, and recipient of the 2005 Goya Award. Currently, Daniel Robichaud is involved in various animation projects, while developing an animated feature film entitled "Frog Legs."