Actor | Director
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John Stevenson is a British animation filmmaker and puppeteer known for directing the 2008 animated feature film, Kung Fu Panda with Mark Osborne. Stevenson has over 30 years of experence with animation, a veteran of DreamWorks PDI who got his start in the entertainment industry via Jim Henson's The Muppet Show.
He worked on shows like The Dreamstone, Count Duckula, and FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue. He also worked as puppeteer on James & the Giant Peach and Motion Capture Performer on The Moxy Pirate Show. Stevenson worked for many years in the art department on many films at DreamWorks Animation before helming a number of episodes of their animated primetime show Father of the Pride. For five years worked on bringing Kung Fu Panda to the screen.
He was originally set to work as director for an upcoming film based on the character created by Mattel, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.
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As: Rhino Guard (voice)
When the Valley of Peace is threatened, lazy Po the panda discovers his destiny as the "chosen one" and trains to become a kung fu hero, but transforming the unsleek slacker into a brave warrior won't be easy. It's up to Master Shifu and the Furious Five -- Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey -- to give it a try.
Runtime: 92 min.