Andreas Hykade (1968) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart. During the 1990s he worked as an animator in London, and studied at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Since 2000 he was teacher of animation on various institutions: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Royal College of Art London, Kunsthochschule Kassel, Harvard University. He has been working on commercials, TV projects and his films, such as The King is Dead (1990), We lived in Grass (1995), Ring of Fire (2000), The Runt (2006). He had retrospective of his work at Ottawa Festival, Holland Animation Festival, Bradford Animation Festival, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.