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      Simon Wells

      Simon Wells

      Highest Rated: 79% The Prince of Egypt (1998)

      Lowest Rated: 28% The Time Machine (2002)

      Birthday: Not Available

      Birthplace: Cambridge, England, UK

      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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      TIME MACHINE, Director Simon Wells on the set, 2002 2002 (c) Warner Brothers THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, Directors Steve Hickner, Brenda Chapman, Simon Wells, 1998. ©DreamWorks TIME MACHINE, Director Simon Wells sitting in the time machine on the set, 2002 2002 (c) Warner Brothers

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon Wells: The Wishing Line Self - 2019
      37% 40% Mars Needs Moms Director,
      Screenwriter
      $21.4M 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Milo und Mars IMAX 3D Experience Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 2011
      28% 37% The Time Machine Director $56.7M 2002
      79% 89% The Prince of Egypt Director $101.3M 1998
      No Score Yet 93% The Prince of Egypt Director - 1998
      56% 70% Balto Director $11.2M 1995
      38% 50% We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story Director $8.6M 1993
      57% 62% An American Tail: Fievel Goes West Director $20.2M 1991