Daniel Snaddon

Daniel Snaddon

Director of Animation


Daniel Snaddon is a Bafta- and Emmy-winning and Academy Award-nominated film director, artist, and illustrator of Scottish-South African and Chinese-Australian descent. He has worked in the animation and film industries for fourteen years, best known for his work with Triggerfish Animation Studios and with Magic Light Pictures’ animated BBC Christmas specials. Among these, Daniel served as animation supervisor on the Academy Award-nominated ROALD DAHL’S REVOLTING RHYMES, co-director on the BAFTA nominated STICK MAN, and as director on both the Annie award winning THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE and the International Emmy winning ZOG.

Recently Daniel directed his fourth Magic Light Pictures Christmas special THE SMEDS AND THE SMOOS based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (authors of THE GRUFFALO). Daniel served as the founding director of CTIAF, South Africa’s premiere animation festival, for 4 years.

Along with James Clarke and Daniel Clarke, he created the graphic novel KARIBA, which was funded through a campaign on Kickstarter, the most successful of its kind in Africa. The graphic novel has since been published in several languages in multiple territories.

Represented by Aoife Lennon-Ritchie