Mostly Credited As: Serguei Kouchnerov
Sometimes Credited As: S. Kouchnerov
Birth Name: Serguei Kouchnerov
Country Of Birth: Belarus
Birth Place: Kiev
Serguei Kouchnerov began his career in Kiev as an animator, story artist and animation director, where he worked with Kievnauchfilm, as well as directing three short films, The Log (1988), The Hopeless Wombat (1990) and Nine and Half Minutes (1992).
In 1992 he won the international competition organized by the Walt Disney animation studio and was hired as a character animator and design artist.
He worked on several Disney feature-length animation films, including The Lion King and Fantasia 2000 before he joined Dreamworks Animation as a Supervising Animator and storyboard artist, contributing to a string of major feature films, including The Prince of Egypt (supervising animator), The Road to El Dorado (supervising animator), Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (storyboard artist, supervising animator), Shrek 2, Madagascar, Madagascar 2, Bee Movie, Over the Hedge and also served as a story artist for Chicken Run, a collaborative project between DreamWorks and Nick Park’s Aardman studios.