Born in Dijon, Philippe Briones studied fine arts in Beaune from 1989. Two years later, he joined the CFT Gobelins in Paris, where he got his degree in 1993. He began his career as an assistant animator of the television series 'Baby Follies'. He then joined the animation studios of Walt Disney Feature Animation, where he cooperated on the films 'Dingo et Max', 'Hercules', Tarzan', and 'Kuzco'. He also worked at the Merchandise department of Disneyland Paris. Besides his work in animation, he did an episode of the comics series 'La Geste des Chevaliers-Dragons' scripted by Ange, and he started the series 'Les Seigneurs d'Agartha' with scripts by Isabelle Plongeon.