British Animated Film Directors

by Traptor12 | created - 13 Jul 2016 | updated - 18 Oct 2017 | Public

Who says that only Americans and the Japanese make the best animated films? ...Even though it is technically true- but still, Britain has fine people in the animation industry. Here is a list of British filmmakers who directed animated feature films.

1. Simon Wells

Director | The Time Machine

Simon Wells was born in 1961. He is known for his work on The Time Machine (2002), The Prince of Egypt (1998) and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002). He is married to Wendy Wells. They have two children.

"An American Tail: Fievel Goes West" (1991) "We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story" (1993) "Balto" (1995) "The Prince of Egypt" (1998) "Mars Needs Moms" (2011)

2. Sam Fell

Director | Flushed Away

Sam Fell is a director, known for Flushed Away (2006), ParaNorman (2012) and The Tale of Despereaux (2008).

"Flushed Away" (2006) "The Tale of Despereaux" (2008) "Paranorman" (2012)

"The Snow Queen" (1995) "The Snow Queen's Revenge" (1996) "The Ugly Duckling" (1997)

4. Nick Park

Writer | The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Nick Park was born on December 6, 1958 in Preston, Lancashire, England as Nicholas Wulstan Park. He is a writer and producer, known for Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), Chicken Run (2000) and A Grand Day Out (1989).

"Chicken Run" (2000) "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" (2005) "Early Man" (2018)

5. Joy Batchelor

Producer | Animal Farm

Wife and business partner of John Halas.

"Animal Farm" (1954) "Ruddigore" (1967)

6. David Bowers

Director | Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

David Bowers was born in Cheshire, England. He is known for his work on Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011), Flushed Away (2006) and Astro Boy (2009).

"Flushed Away" (2006) "Astro Boy" (2009)

7. Peter Lord

Director | The Amazing Adventures of Morph

Peter Lord was born on November 4, 1953 in Bristol, England. He is a producer and director, known for The Amazing Adventures of Morph (1980), Chicken Run (2000) and Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005).

"Chicken Run" (2000) "The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!" (2012)

8. Jimmy T. Murakami

Director | Breath

Jimmy T. Murakami was born on June 5, 1933 in San Jose, California, USA as Teruaki Murakami. He is known for his work on Breath (1967), Heavy Metal (1981) and When the Wind Blows (1986). He was married to Ethna Murakami. He died on February 16, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland.

"When the Wind Blows" (1986) "Christmas Carol: The Movie" (2001)

9. Martin Rosen

Producer | Watership Down

Worked as a theatre agent and talent scout before making films.

"Watership Down" (1978) "The Plague Dogs" (1982)

10. Simon J. Smith

Director | Bee Movie

Simon J Smith Personal Bio

Simon J Smith is an award winning writer/director and 30 year computer graphics veteran with over 38 combined years of film, television, and post production experience in telling engaging stories with compelling characters. He is known mostly for his directing feature ...

"Bee Movie" (2007) "Penguins of Madagascar" (2014)

11. John Stevenson

Director | Kung Fu Panda

John Stevenson is known for his work on Kung Fu Panda (2008), Madagascar (2005) and Shrek (2001).

"Kung Fu Panda" (2008) "Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes" (2018)

12. Richard Williams

Animation_department | Who Framed Roger Rabbit

The son of commercial artists, Richard Williams studied at the Ontario College of Art and first worked in animation for Disney Studios in Burbank. His tenure there had a strong influence on his later work but proved somewhat stifling to his own creative flair. In 1955, aged 22, Williams moved to ...

"Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure" (1977) "The Thief and the Cobbler" (1993)

13. Steve Box

Writer | The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Steve Box was born on January 23, 1967 in Bristol, England. He is known for his work on Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), Stage Fright (1997) and Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012).

"Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" (2005)

14. Mark Burton

Writer | Shaun the Sheep Movie

Mark Burton is known for his work on Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015), Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) and Madagascar (2005).

"Shaun the Sheep Movie" (2015)

15. Chris Butler

Writer | ParaNorman

Chris Butler was born in 1974 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. He is known for his work on ParaNorman (2012), Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) and Coraline (2009).

"Paranorman" (2012)

18. Edward McHenry

Writer | The Commuter

Edward McHenry was born on August 25, 1983 in London, England. He is a writer and director, known for The Commuter (2010), The Marine 5: Battleground (2017) and Jackboots on Whitehall (2010).

"Jackboots on Whitehall" (2010)

19. Rory McHenry

Writer | The Commuter

Rory McHenry is a writer and director, known for The Commuter (2010), The Marine 5: Battleground (2017) and Jackboots on Whitehall (2010).

"Jackboots on Whitehall" (2010)

20. Martyn Pick

Director | Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie

Martyn Pick is a director and artist recognised for a distinctive fusion of live-action and animation. In feature films, commercials and shorts he applies his fluid, cinematic storytelling across pure live action, computer and hand animation. He directed the cgi action feature film "Ultramarines: A...

"Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie" (2010)

21. Sarah Smith

Writer | Arthur Christmas

Sarah Smith is a producer and writer, known for Arthur Christmas (2011), The Armando Iannucci Shows (2001) and The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012).

"Arthur Christmas" (2011)

22. Richard Starzak

Writer | Shaun the Sheep Movie

Richard Starzak was born in 1959 in Suffolk, England. He is a writer and director, known for Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015), Shaun the Sheep (2007) and Creature Comforts (2003).

"Shaun the Sheep Movie" (2015)



Recently Viewed