- Grew up in Chippawa, Ontario and Markham, Ontario
Barillaro is from the community Chippawa near Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Barillaro made the decision to enter the animation industry during his high school years in Markham, Ontario when he worked cleaning 2-D cells at The Animation House.
He graduated from Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario in 1996.
Barillaro has worked at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif., for nearly two decades. He previously contributed to some of Pixar’s biggest hits, including A Bug’s Life, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and WALL-E.
The idea for Piper came to Barillaro while he was working with Pixar’s software group, exploring new technologies.
Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer Win Best Animated Short for ‘Piper’ | Oscars 2017
Barillaro is a member of the prestigious Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Chippawa is a community located within the city of Niagara Falls, Ontario. The village was founded in 1850, and became part of the City of Niagara Falls in 1970.