Man Arenas

Man Arenas
Man Arenas
Birth name Jacinto Manuel Arenas
Born April 25, 1966 (1966-04-25) (age 45)
Brussels, Belgium
Nationality spanish
Field production designer
art director
comic book creator
Works The Gruffalo
Laura's Star
Influenced by Yōichi Kotabe
Hugo Pratt
Hayao Miyazaki
Leiji Matsumoto
Website Dodecaden

Man Arenas (born Jacinto Manuel Arenas on 25 April 1966) is a motion picture production designer, art director and a comic book creator. He worked as a production designer on the animated films Help! I'm a Fish and The Gruffalo, as well as Laura's Star, among other films. He was born in Brussels, Belgium, and lives in Llanes, Spain.



Man Arenas started his career in Brussels in 1988, working for the animation company S.E.P.P. in the visual development department for several animated TV series related to the most famous comic book characters. Since then, he has worked on many animated feature films for companies such as Warner Bros. Family Entertainment, A. Film A/S, Thilo Rothkirch Cartoon Film, Vanguard Animation or Studio Soi.


Production Designer

  • Laura's Star
  • The Gruffalo (film)
  • The Shark and the Piano
  • The Little Polar Bear 2 – The Mysterious Island

Art director

  • Kleiner Dodo

Set and Character designer/Workbook



  • The Gruffalo (film)


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