Sam Fell

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Sam Fell
Born 1965/1966 (age 49–50)[1]
Isle of Sheppey, England, United Kingdom
Occupation Film director, animator, screenwriter, voice actor
Years active 1991–present

Sam Fell (born 1965/1966) is a British film director, screenwriter, voice actor and animator.

Sam started his career as director on the short film The Big Cheese for 3 Peach Animation. He then joined Aardman and worked on projects like Pop, Peter Lord's Oscar-nominated short film Wat's Pig, as well as Rex the Runt, before directing 2002 project Chump. He also developed a kids TV series called Rabbits!

In 2001 he came up with the story of Flushed Away which he developed through 2002. From 2003 he went on to direct the film for Aardman/Dreamworks. He also provided the voices for the characters Liam, the Prophet, Ladykiller and Fanseller.

From 2007 he went on to direct The Tale of Despereaux for Universal Pictures, and also provided the voices of the characters Ned and Smudge.

Fell co-directed ParaNorman with Chris Butler for Laika Studios and Focus Features, which was released in the United States in August 2012.


  • The Big Cheese (1992; director, writer, animator)
  • Pop (1996; director, writer, animator, set designer)
  • Wat's Pig (1996; animator)
  • Rabbits! (1998; creator/director)
  • Rex the Runt (2001; director) (TV)
  • Chump (2001; writer/director)
  • Flushed Away (2003/06; director, story, voice of Liam, Prophet, Ladykiller, Fanseller)
  • The Tale of Despereaux (2007/08; director, voice of Ned, Smudge)
  • ParaNorman (2009/12; director)[2]


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