Holger Tappe studied at the Berlin Academy of Photography and the Hanover Academy of New Media Design. He then worked as a photo designer and cameraman for music videos, advertisements, cyber games, large projections and trade fairs. In 1999, he founded Ambient Entertainment, specializing in 3D animation, CGI film production and digital post-production. His film BACK TO GAYA (2004) was the first completely digitally produced German animation film. After IMPY'S ISLAND (2006) and IMPY'S WONDERLAND (2008), ANIMALS UNITED is the third CGI animation film that he and Reinhard Klooss have made together.