Robert Stevenhagen

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Director, writer, editor, sound department, head of story, senior storyboard artist, storyboard artist, character designer, additional character designer, animator, animation supervisor, sequence director, lead animator, key animator.

Bio Summary –
Born in The Netherlands Rob moved to England to work as a character animator for Disney and Amblin Entertainment. From 2000 to 2005 he was a company director of the animation studio Stardust Pictures Ltd. in London, handling outsourced feature sequences for major motion picture studios such as Dreamworks and Warner Bros’. Subsequently has been working on various feature films as a director, head of story and animation director and has a wide experience in the fields of CG, 3D model and 2D animation.

Rob’s film credits include Tim Burton’s Oscar® and BAFTA nominated FRANKENWEENIE, as a head of story, Academy Award®-winning film WALLACE & GROMIT IN THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT, as a senior storyboard artist for Aardman Animations, the Oscar®-nominated stop-frame animated short THE PERIWIG-MAKER as an additional character designer and the Academy Award®-winning WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT as an animator.

He was a director on the CG-animated feature film THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX and was nominated for two Annie Awards in the categories Best Directing and Best Storyboarding in an Animated Feature.

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he is extremely nice, humble and mild mannered man (unlike many of the directors out there).

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Honors –
Annie Awards 2009 Nominated

Annie Best Directing in an Animated Feature Production for The Tale of Despereaux (2008).

Nominated, Annie Best Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production for The Tale of Despereaux (2008).

Filmography -
2012 Frankenweenie - Head Of Story (as Rob Stevenhagen)
2012 The Pirates! Band of Misfits - Storyboard Artist (as Rob Stevenhagen)
2009 Screen Test (short) - Animation, Character Designer, Storyboard Artist, Writer (writer), Editor
2008 The Tale of Despereaux - Director
2005 The Curse of the Were-Rabbit - Senior Storyboard Artist (as Rob Stevenhagen)
2003 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas - Animator (Stardust Pictures) (as Rob Stevenhagen)
2000 The Periwig-Maker (short) - Additional Character Designer (as Rob Stevenhagen), Mural Painter (as Rob Stevenhagen), Prop Builder (as Rob Stevenhagen), Set Builder (as Rob Stevenhagen), Additional Sounds (as Rob Stevenhagen)
2000 The Road to El Dorado - Animation Supervisor (Stardust Pictures)
1998 FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue (video) - Sequence Director (as Rob Stevenhagen), Storyboard Artist (as Rob Stevenhagen)
1997 The Fearless Four - Animation Supervisor (Stardust Pictures, London) (as Rob Stevenhagen)
1996 Space Jam - Supervising Animator (Stardust Pictures) (as Rob Stevenhagen)
1996 All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 - Animator (as Rob Stevenhagen), Character Designer (as Rob Stevenhagen)
1995 Balto - Supervising Animator ("Jenna")
1993 We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story - Supervising Animator (as Rob Stevenhagen)
1992 The Magic Voyage - Key Animator (as Rob Stevenhagen)
1991 An American Tail: Fievel Goes West - Supervising Animator (as Rob Stevenhagen)
1989 Asterix and the Big Fight - Animator (as Rob Stevenhagen)
1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit - Animator (as Rob Stevenhagen)
1986 Asterix in Britain - Animator (as Rob Stevenhagen)
1985 Asterix vs. Caesar - Animator
1984 Jan zonder vrees - Lead Animator (as Rob Stevenhagen)

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Nicolette Furgeson

Animators Hall of Fame