Steven "Steve" Royston Box (born 23 January 1967) is an English animator and director who works for Aardman Animations.
Steven Royston Box
23 January 1967
|Occupation||Animator, director, writer, producer|
Box joined Aardman Animations in 1990. He directed the video for the Spice Girls' "Viva Forever" in 1998. He won a BAFTA Award in 1998 for his 11-minute animated film Stage Fright which he wrote, directed and produced. He also provided the voice for the character of Vince in the TV series Rex the Runt.
He was the key animator for Aardman's film Chicken Run and was an animator for the Wallace and Gromit films The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave, before co-writing and co-directing the feature film Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit with Nick Park. The film scooped his second BAFTA and his first Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. The film has also collected another 22 international awards and 12 other nominations for other awards. The film was a massive success at the Annie Awards where it won 10 Annie awards out of its 16 nominations.
Box was most recently announced as the director behind the upcoming TV series, Moominvalley, based on the Moomins series. After a successful crowdfunding campaign, the series was announced to debut in 2019.
- Steve Box on IMDb
- Four become five in virtual spice, BBC News Online, 21 June 1998.
- Animators prepare for the big day, BBC News Online, 4 March 2006.
- Aardman's Steve Box Talks, Animation World Magazine, 25 July 2002.
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