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Anthony F. Stacchi is an American effects animator and film director. He graduated from California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in Film then went on to be an Animator and Commercial Director at San Francisco's Colossal Pictures and an effects animator at Industrial Light and Magic on BACK TO THE FUTURE, HOOK, THE ROCKETEER and GHOST, and JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH. He was a storyboard artist for ANTZ, SPIRIT: STALLION OF THE CIMARRON and CURIOUS GEORGE and was the head of story for ILM's aborted computer animated feature FRANKENSTEIN, and a short film, WORK IN PROGRESS.
He made his directorial debut as co-director of Sony Pictures Animation's first animated film Open Season. In February 2013, it was announced that he is co-directing at Laika a 3D stop-motion/CGI animated feature film, titled THE BOXTROLLS, and scheduled for 2014.