PANAGIOTIS RAPPAS was born in the island of Hydra, Greece. He studied Painting, Engraving and Animation in Germany

In 1985 he began working in the animation industry, in Berlin and Munich getting experience in all aspects on the production process of an animated feature film. 
In 1989 when Steven Spielberg opened AMBLIN-Universal animation studio in London, he was one of the first-recruited artists. The same time he continues to work as a freelance animation director in various animated projects and television commercials in London's West End
In 1995 he co-founded Stardust Pictures Ltd and acted as Producer and Creative Director of the projects undertaken by the company such as the acclaimed "1001 Nights" for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Oscar nominated animation short "The Periwig Maker". 
Between 1998 and 2000 he moved to the United States to provide Storyboard, Layout Supervision and Sequence Direction on various projects for Paramount/Nickelodeon. 
His animated children films won international recognition and many awards around the globe.

Next to his animation work he did Stage Design for many Theatre plays and Illustrations for Children Books.

Panagiotis Rappas is a voting member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science.