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Christoph Lauenstein (born March 20, 1962 in Hildesheim, Germany) is a German Producer and animator.

Lauenstein entered the School of Fine Arts in Kassel, Germany in 1985. While enrolled at the school Lauenstein, together with his twin brother Wolfgang, created the animated short film Balance. It received an Academy Award in the animated short film category in 1990. The Lauensteins have created a number of animation works for advertising (including station idents for MTV).

Partial filmography

  • The Girlfriend (Die Freundin, 1980)
  • The Sidetrip (Der Abstecher, 1984)
  • Pithecanthropus Erectus (1986)
  • Balance (1989)


  • Olivier Cotte (2007) Secrets of Oscar-winning animation: Behind the scenes of 13 classic short animations. (Making of '"Balance") Focal Press. ISBN 978-0240520704

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