Líviusz Gyulai was born in Baraolt (Barót), Covasna County, Transylvania, Romania. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts of Budapest as a graphic artist in 1962. He has been making animated films since 1975. Gyulai was given the Munkácsy Prize, the Artist of Merit Award, the Kossuth Prize and the Prima Award. He is a leading representative of Hungarian culture.