Børge Ring (also written as "Börge Ring") was an internationally known Danish animator who lived in the Netherlands from the early 1950s until his death. He had a long career, working for many different studios on several animated films, TV shows and advertisements. Ring created three classic animated shorts of his own, 'Oh My Darling' (1978), 'Anna & Bella' (1984) and 'Run of the Mill' (1999), which are all characterized by strong autobiographical themes of parental love, nostalgia and loss. The cartoons won several awards, including the Jury Prize in Cannes and the Oscar for Best Animated Short. Ring was furthermore active as a jazz musician and, and together with his wife, Joanika Ring, he drew various children's comics. Among them were stories with Disney's 'Chip 'n' Dale' and Gösta Knutsson's 'Pelle Svanslös', but also original creations like 'Distel' (1970-1974), 'Kobus en Kachelmans' (1973-1974) and 'Fleurtje' (1972-1974).