Todor Dinov was born in Aleksandropolis and he has lived and worked in Plovdiv and Sofia. He has a two academic educations, studying arts in Sofia and animation art in Moscow. He is called the Father of Bulgarian animation and he has directed over 40 productions during his career, starting with 'Iunak Marko' in 1955. Dinov's movies came with international recognition, including ''Grumootvodut', 'Borovo klonche', 'Margaritka' and many others.
1942 comic by Todor Dinov
He has also worked as a caricaturist and children's book illustrator. Dinov published the independent comic book 'Malkoto Anche' containting many different mini-comic stories, partially pulblished in Duga magazine. Among his students were the artists Donio Donev, Stoian Dukov and Radka Buhvarova.