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John Stevenson is a Actor and Director British born on 1958

John Stevenson

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Birth name John Wayne Stevenson
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 1958 (61 years)
Awards Annie Award

John Stevenson (born 1958) is a British animation filmmaker and puppeteer best known for directing the 2008 animated feature film, Kung Fu Panda with Mark Osborne. Stevenson has over 30 years of experience with animation, a veteran of DreamWorks PDI who got his start in the entertainment industry via Jim Henson's The Muppet Show.

He worked as a story artist on the feature films The Great Muppet Caper, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth and Little Shop of Horrors and as a character designer and story artist on shows like The Dreamstone, Count Duckula, and FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue. He also worked as puppeteer on James & the Giant Peach and Motion Capture Performer on The Moxy Pirate Show. In 1991, Stevenson moved to the United States, and in 1998 he was hired as a head of story at DreamWorks Animation. There he worked for many years in the art department on many films such as Shrek, Shrek 2, Madagascar and Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, before helming a number of episodes of their animated primetime show Father of the Pride. He worked for four years bringing Kung Fu Panda to the screen.

In 2009 Stevenson was nominated for an Academy Award with Mark Osborne for best Animated Feature for Kung Fu Panda and won the Annie Award with Osborne for Directing in a Feature Production.

He was originally set to work as director for an upcoming film based on the character created by Mattel, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.

In 2011-12 Stevenson directed a six minute animated short film for The Coca-Cola Company produced by Ridley and Tony Scott called The Polar Bears.

He is currently working on projects like The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break, We3, Alien Rock Band and Rotten Island. In September 2012, it was reported that Stevenson will direct the sequel of Gnomeo & Juliet, titled Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes.

Best films

Kung Fu Panda (2008)
(Director)

Usually with

Mark Osborne
Mark Osborne
(1 films)
Kelly Asbury
Kelly Asbury
(1 films)
James Hong
James Hong
(2 films)
Jack Black
Jack Black
(1 films)
Pierre Arditi
Pierre Arditi
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of John Stevenson (3 films)

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Actor

Breaking Wind, 1h22
Directed by Craig Moss
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film
Actors Emma Bell, Danny Trejo, John Stevenson, Adrienne Ellis
Roles Carlisle
Rating24% 1.2181051.2181051.2181051.2181051.218105
One night, a young man named Ronald (Michael Hamilton) is attacked by an unseen assailant, and during the course of the attack he loses his shirt, then one of his teeth, and gains a tattoo. Finally, he's bitten on his buttocks, which causes him to begin transforming into a vampire and incessantly break wind.
Kung Fu Panda, 1h32
Directed by Mark Osborne, John Stevenson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Kung fu, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Martial arts films, Films about apes, Mise en scène d'un tigre, Mise en scène d'une tortue, Kung fu films, Wuxia films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Panda, Reptile
Actors Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Ian McShane, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu
Roles Rhino Guard (voice)
Rating75% 3.7955553.7955553.7955553.7955553.795555
The story is set in the Valley of Peace, a fictional land in ancient China inhabited by anthropomorphic animals. Po, a giant panda, is a kung fu fanatic who idolizes the Furious Five — Tigress, Monkey, Mantis, Viper, and Crane — a quintet of kung fu masters trained by the red panda Master Shifu. As he helps his goose father Mr. Ping in his noodle restaurant, Po is unable to pursue his dream of becoming a kung fu master himself.

Director

Sherlock Gnomes, 1h26
Directed by John Stevenson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation, Romance
Actors Johnny Depp, James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mary J. Blige, Michael Caine
Rating51% 2.5553752.5553752.5553752.5553752.555375
Sherlock Gnomes et son assistant, Gnome Watson, font irruption dans un musée, où leur ennemi juré, une mascotte de tarte nommée Moriarty, tient en otage des gnomes, projetant de les écraser. Après une brève bataille, Moriarty est vaincu et apparemment écrasé par un squelette de dinosaure.
Kung Fu Panda, 1h32
Directed by Mark Osborne, John Stevenson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Kung fu, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Martial arts films, Films about apes, Mise en scène d'un tigre, Mise en scène d'une tortue, Kung fu films, Wuxia films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Panda, Reptile
Actors Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Ian McShane, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu
Rating75% 3.7955553.7955553.7955553.7955553.795555
The story is set in the Valley of Peace, a fictional land in ancient China inhabited by anthropomorphic animals. Po, a giant panda, is a kung fu fanatic who idolizes the Furious Five — Tigress, Monkey, Mantis, Viper, and Crane — a quintet of kung fu masters trained by the red panda Master Shifu. As he helps his goose father Mr. Ping in his noodle restaurant, Po is unable to pursue his dream of becoming a kung fu master himself.