Stephen John Anderson is an American storyboard artist, screenwriter, film director, and voice actor.
Stephen John Anderson
1969/1970 (age 51–52)
|Occupation||Storyboard artist, screenwriter, film director, voice actor|
|Employer||Walt Disney Animation Studios (1995–present)|
Anderson attended the California Institute of the Arts, where he also served as a story instructor for four years.
Following Tarzan, Anderson served as story supervisor for The Emperor's New Groove and Brother Bear. He later directed Meet the Robinsons and co-directed Winnie the Pooh. After the release of Meet the Robinsons he pitched an idea for a feature called "The Earth and the Sky", which would have been The Fox and the Hound with a boy and a dragon. But when DreamWorks announced their movie How to Train Your Dragon, which had similar story elements, the idea was dropped. On February 10, 2016, Anderson announced he was working on a new project.
Anderson currently resides in Canyon Country, California, with his wife, Heather, and their son, Jacob.
|1991||Rover Dangerfield||No||No||No||No||Yes||Additional Animator|
|1992||Bébé's Kids||No||No||No||No||Yes||Character Animator|
|1997||The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars||No||No||No||Yes||No||Direct-to-video|
|The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue||No||No||No||Yes||No|
|2000||The Emperor's New Groove||No||No||Yes||No||Yes||Ipi||Additional Story Material|
|2007||Meet the Robinsons||Yes||Screenplay||No||No||Yes||Bowler Hat Guy / Bud Robinson / Tallulah Robinson||Disney Story Trust - uncredited|
|2009||The Princess and the Frog||No||No||No||No||No|
|2011||Winnie the Pooh||Yes||Story||No||No||No|
|2014||Big Hero 6||No||No||No||No||Yes||Creative Leadership|
|2016||Zootopia||No||No||No||Additional||Yes||Additional Story, Creative Leadership|
|2018||Ralph Breaks the Internet||No||No||No||No||Yes||Creative Leadership|
|2019||Frozen II||No||No||No||Additional||Yes||Kai||Additional Story, Creative Leadership|
|1992||Itsy Bitsy Spider||No||No||Yes||Character Animator|
|1997||Loose Tooth||No||No||Yes||Animation Story Developer|
|2017||Olaf's Frozen Adventure||No||No||Yes||Kai||Featurette|
|2019||Rift||No||No||Yes||Graphic Artist / Locations|
- 1992 – Itsy Bitsy Spider (character animator)
- 1996 – Toto Lost in New York (director, character designer, storyboard artist)
- 1996 – Virtual Oz (character designer)
- 1997 – Journey Beneath the Sea (director)
- 1997 – Underground Adventure (director)
- 1993 – Itsy Bitsy Spider (director)
- 2021 – Monsters at Work (supervising director and voice director)
- 1996 – Poop Jelly (anthology) – writer/artist for one short story
- 2001 – Short Stack (anthology) – writer/artist for one short story
- 2008 – Who is Rocket Johnson? (anthology) – writer/artist for one short story
- Don Hall, who also works with Anderson on some Disney movies, along with co-directing 2011's Winnie the Pooh.
- Belloni, Matthew (December 22, 2011). "THR's Animation Roundtable: 7 Top Filmmakers Debate R-Rated Toons and If 'Tintin' Should Be Eligible for Ani Oscar". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 22, 2011.
- Stephen Anderson on Twitter
- Connelly, Brendon; Brew, Simon (February 10, 2016). "Meet The Robinsons director developing new animated Disney film". Den of Geek. Dennis Publishing. Retrieved May 30, 2016.
- Goldman, Eric (February 18, 2016). "How Disney's Story Trust Helped Change Big Hero 6, Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph and More". IGN. Retrieved February 2, 2021.
- "Stephen Anderson on Twitter". Twitter. August 3, 2022. Retrieved August 4, 2022.
- Disney Plus Informer (February 27, 2020). "CONFIRMED: 'MONSTERS AT WORK' DELAYED". Disney Plus Informer. Retrieved December 17, 2020.