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Years active  1991–present
Name  Stephen Anderson

Role  Animator
Children  Jacob Anderson
Stephen J. Anderson
Full Name  Stephen John Anderson
Born  1969/1970 (age 44–45)Georgia, United States
Occupation  Animator, screenwriter, voice actor, and film director.
Spouse  Heather Anderson (m. 1993)
Education  California Institute of the Arts
Movies  Meet the Robinsons, Winnie the Pooh, Frozen, The Emperor's New Gro, Tarzan
Similar People  Don Hall, Chris Williams, Wesley Singerman, Jordan Fry, Daniel Hansen

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Stephen John Anderson is an American animator, film director, screenwriter and voice actor.


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Anderson made his feature-film directorial debut with Meet The Robinsons. Anderson joined Walt Disney Feature Animation in 1999 as a story artist on Tarzan. Prior to joining Disney, Anderson worked as an animator at Hyperion Animation on Rover Dangerfield and Bébé's Kids. He made his television directorial debut with the series The Itsy Bitsy Spider.

Anderson attended the California Institute of the Arts, where he also served as a story instructor for five years.

Following Tarzan, Anderson served as story supervisor for The Emperor's New Groove and Brother Bear. He later co-directed Winnie the Pooh. 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 (animator)
  • 1992 – Bébé's Kids (character animator)
  • 1996 – The Nome Prince and the Magic Belt (character designer)
  • 1999 – Tarzan (storyboard artist)
  • 2000 – The Emperor's New Groove (story's artistic supervisor, voice)
  • 2003 – Brother Bear (story's artistic supervisor)
  • 2007 – Meet the Robinsons (director, voices of Bowler Hat Guy, Grandpa Bud, & Cousin Tallulah)
  • 2008 – Bolt (voice)
  • 2010 – Tangled (additional story animator)
  • 2011 – Winnie the Pooh (co-director with Don Hall)
  • 2013 – Frozen (additional story artist, voice of Kai)
  • 2014 – Big Hero 6 (creative leadership: Walt Disney Animation Studios)
  • 2016 – Zootopia (additional story artist, creative leadership: Walt Disney Animation Studios)
  • 2016 – Sugar (director, writer; short)
  • Video

  • 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)
  • Television

  • 1994 – Itsy Bitsy Spider (director)
  • Comic books

  • 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
  • References

    Stephen J. Anderson Wikipedia