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

Sam Fell
Born1965/1966 (age 52–53)[1]
OccupationFilm director, animator, screenwriter, voice actor
Years active1991–present

Sam started his career as director on the short film The Big Cheese for 3 Peach Animation. He then joined Aardman Animations and worked on projects like Pop, Peter Lord's Oscar-nominated short film Wat's Pig, as well as Rex the Runt, before directing the 2002 project Chump. He also developed a children's 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. He also provided the voices for the characters Liam, The Prophet, Ladykiller and Fanseller.

From 2008, he went on to direct The Tale of Despereaux for Universal Studios, and also provided the voices of the characters Ned and Smudge.

Fell co-directed Laika's ParaNorman, with Chris Butler, 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 (2006; director, story, voice of Liam, The Prophet, Ladykiller, Fanseller)
  • The Tale of Despereaux (2008; director, voice of Ned, Smudge)
  • ParaNorman (2012; director)
  • Chicken Run 2 (TBA; director, story)


  1. ^ Gilbey, Ryan (19 September 2012). "ParaNorman: 'Children will handle the scares. They're such dark little things'". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 March 2014.

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