Simon Wells

The grandson of science-fiction author H. G. Wells, animated filmmaker Simon Wells was born in Cambridge and attended college at De Montfort University in Leicester, England, studying audio-visual design. Fresh out of ... Read more »

Filmography

Art Department (14)

Kung Fu Panda 3 2016 (Movie)

Story Artist(Dreamworks Animation/Story) (Storyboard Artist)

The Croods 2013 (Movie)

Story Artist (Storyboard Artist)

Kung Fu Panda 2 2011 (Movie)

Story (Storyboard Artist)

Kung Fu Panda 2008 (Movie)

Story Artist (Storyboard Artist)

Shrek the Third 2007 (Movie)

Story Artist (Storyboard Artist)

Flushed Away 2006 (Movie)

Story Artist (Storyboard Artist)

Over the Hedge 2006 (Movie)

Story Artist (Storyboard Artist)

Madagascar 2005 (Movie)

Story Artist (Storyboard Artist)

Shark Tale 2004 (Movie)

Additional Storyboard Artist (Storyboard Artist)

Shrek 2 2004 (Movie)

(Story) (Storyboard Artist)

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas 2003 (Movie)

(Storyboard Artist)

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron 2002 (Movie)

Story (Storyboard Artist)

The Road to El Dorado 2000 (Movie)

story artist(story department) (Storyboard Artist)

Antz 1998 (Movie)

story artist (Storyboard Artist)
Director (6)

Mars Needs Moms 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Time Machine 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

The Prince of Egypt 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Balto 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West 1991 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (2)

Mars Needs Moms 2011 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Chicken Run 2000 (Movie)

(story department) (Story By)
Visual Effects & Animation (2)

The Polar Express 2004 (Movie)

Digital Visual concept Consultant (Digital Effects)

Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988 (Movie)

animator supervisor (Effects Supervisor)
Physical Effects (1)

Kung Fu Panda 2008 (Movie)

(Stunts)
Other (3)

The 4th Floor 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Assistant

Back to the Future III 1990 (Movie)

assistance (Assistant)

Back to the Future II 1989 (Movie)

future consultant (Consultant)

Biography

The grandson of science-fiction author H. G. Wells, animated filmmaker Simon Wells was born in Cambridge and attended college at De Montfort University in Leicester, England, studying audio-visual design. Fresh out of school, Wells set his sights on the animation field, working at the studio of revered Disney/Amblin animator Richard Williams. The job would prove profitable--as a member of Steven Spielberg's Amblimation company, Wells would first serve as a supervising animator on the live action-animated comedy-noir hybrid "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" before going on to direct a number of modestly successful animated projects, including the sequel "An American Tail: Fievel Goes West," "We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story," and the dog-driven "Balto," the latter of which served as the final Amblimation film. As the '90s ended and the new millennium began, Wells certainly kept finding gigs on quality projects (almost exclusively with the newly formed Spielberg production company Dreamworks), though he mostly transitioned from directing over to working as a story artist. In this new position, Wells flourished, lending his versatile talents to a number of successful Dreamworks projects. Among his many story artist credits include the smash sequels "Shrek 2" and "Shrek the Third," the wild animal romp "Madagascar," and the Jack Black-starring martial arts flicks "Kung Fu Panda" and "Kung Fu Panda 2."

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