Tobias Fouracre

1966, London UK

Animator and director working on high profile commercials for Tandem Films

Tobias Fouracre works as a freelance stop-motion Animator and Director. He graduated in 1989 from West Surrey College of Art and Design with a BA (hons) Degree in Film and Animation. During the 90s he worked as an Animator on various projects including short films, promos and title sequences before entering a period in children’s television series as an animator and eventually Director. Between 2003 and 2006 he directed 40 episodes of the BAFTA nominated series The Koala Brothers and Christmas Special. In 2004 he became a Key Animator on Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride. In 2007 he began working for Tandem Films where he animated and directed various high profile commercials including the Marmite “Paddington” campaign , Anchor Butter “Fuzzy Felt Cows” and Specsavers “Thunderbirds”. He has also animated on dozens of commercials for many other high end production companies in the UK and Europe. More feature film work followed including Key Animator on Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr Fox and between 2010 and 2012 he became Lead Animator on Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie. He is currently working again as a freelance Animator/ Director whilst developing personal projects.

Early Life/Family: Born in London and grew up with an interest in all things Art and Film especially Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, animation related

Education/Training: City of London School; Arts Foundation aat the London College of Printing; BA (hons) degree in Audio Visual Studies, specialization: animation at West Surrey College of Art and Design.

Career Outline: Freelance animator during 90’s. Moved into children’s themed animation directing Koala Brothers. Collaborated with Tim Burton before moving on to Tandem Studios in 2007.

Comments on Style:
Tobias Fouracre appears to have mastered the art of stop motion animation. Whether he is directing or personally animating, his works are fluid and believable to even the trained eye. His work with stop motion animations for corporate commercials is intriguing, and seems to appeal to all audiences, which is a good thing for commercialas.

Ray Harryhausen, European animation, Fantasy and Horror cinema from the 1920s – 1980s, and many great live action film makers.

NOT patient; Day Dreamer

Work hard at what you love


1991- Grim Tales (TV Series) (Animator) The Gnome (Animator)
1993- The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb (Assistant Animator)
2000- Chicken Run (Additional Animator)
2001- Dr Otter (TV Series) (Animator)
2003- The Koala Brothers (TV Series) (Animator)
2005- Corpse Bride (Animator)
2009- Fantastic Mr. Fox (Key Animator)
2012- Frankenweenie (Lead Animator)

BA(hons) Degree in Audio Visual Studies

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Tobias Fouracre
Chase Stutzman

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