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Biography #2 (for Flushed Away)David Bowers studied animation at West Surrey College of Art and Design in Farnham, but left during the first year to work on Who Framed Roger Rabbit? as an in-betweener under director Richard Williams. By the end of production, Bowers also found himself animating bits and pieces for the film.
After Roger Rabbit, Bowers worked at Cosgrove Hall for 18 months on the cult-favorite television shows Danger Mouse and Duckula before moving to London to work for Steven Spielberg's Amblimation animation. He worked as an animator on An American Tail: Fievel Goes West before going freelance to work on commercials and features. Bowers later returned to Amblimation as one of the Supervising Animators on Balto. After providing story work in the early stages, he was ultimately credited as a story artist on the project.
With the founding of DreamWorks SKG, Bowers moved to Los Angeles to work as a story artist on The Prince of Egypt and The Road to El Dorado. It was during this period that he met Aardman's Nick Park and Peter Lord, who asked him to do storyboards for Aardman's first feature-length film, the critically acclaimed Chicken Run.
After Chicken Run, Bowers continued to shift between Los Angeles and Bristol, England, working on several DreamWorks and Aardman projects, including the hit animated comedy Shark Tale and the OscarĀ-winning Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Flushed Away marks his directorial debut.
Bio courtesy Paramount for "Flushed Away" (04-Mar-2007)