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David Bowers (born June 28, 1970) is an English animator and film director from Stockport, Greater Manchester, in the United Kingdom. He directed the last three installments of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid film series, replacing Thor Freudenthal, who directed the first.

Bowers studied fine art at Chester School of Art and animation at West Surrey College of Art and Design. His first job was on Who Framed Roger Rabbit, as an inbetweener, under director Richard Williams. He has also directed films such as Flushed Away, Astro Boy, The RRF in New Recruit and Astro Boy vs. The Junkyard Pirates.


Year Title Role Notes
1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit Inbetween artist
1989 Count Duckula Animator (one episode)
1991 An American Tail: Fievel Goes West Animator
1992 Danger Mouse Animator (four episodes)
FernGully: The Last Rainforest Animator
1993 We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story
1995 Balto Storyboard artist, supervising animator: "Rosy"
1998 The Prince of Egypt Additional storyboard artist
2000 Chicken Run Storyboard supervisor
The Road to El Dorado Storyboard artist
2004 Shark Tale
2005 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Senior storyboard artist
2006 Flushed Away Director, additional voices
2009 Astro Boy Director, writer, the voice of Mike The Fridge
2010 The RRF in New Recruit Director, the voice of Mike The Fridge (short film)
Astro Boy vs. The Junkyard Pirates Director (short film)
2011 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Director
2012 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
2017 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul[6] Director, screenwriter

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