Bowers at the BAFTAs
Cheshire, England, UK
Animator, film director, screenwriter, voice actor
David Bowers is an English animator and film director originally from Stockport, Greater Manchester in the UK.
Early life [ edit ]
animation at West Surrey College of Art and Design in Farnham, but left during the first year to work on as an Who Framed Roger Rabbit inbetweener under director Richard Williams.
Roger Rabbit, Bowers worked at Cosgrove Hall on the cult-favourite television shows and Danger Mouse before moving to London to work for Duckula Steven Spielberg's Amblimation studio. He worked as an animator on before going freelance to work on advertisements and features. Bowers later returned to Amblimation to work on early story development and as a Supervising Animator on An American Tail: Fievel Goes West . Balto
With the founding of
DreamWorks SKG, Bowers moved to Los Angeles to work as a story artist on and The Prince of Egypt . It was during this period that he met The Road to El Dorado Aardman's Nick Park and Peter Lord, who asked him to help storyboard Aardman’s first feature-length film, the critically acclaimed . He was ultimately credited as Storyboard Supervisor. Chicken Run
Chicken Run, Bowers moved between Los Angeles and Bristol, United Kingdom, working on several DreamWorks and Aardman projects, including the hit CG animated comedy and the Oscar-winning Shark Tale before directing his first feature Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit with Flushed Away Sam Fell.
He directed a
big-screen adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's classic for Astro Boy Imagi Animation Studios and Summit Entertainment that was released in 2009. [1 ]
, his first live-action film, which was released in cinemas on 25 March 2011. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules [2 ] He also directed the third film in the series, [3 ] (2012). Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
On September 13, 2013, it was announced that Bowers is in talks with
Universal Pictures to direct an animated/live-action film adaptation of " Clifford the Big Red Dog" by Norman Bridwell. [4 ]
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