Recently completed directing an as-yet-to-be-announced Dreamworks project, after directing on the Emmy-winning All Hail King Julien. Previous to that I was designing and directing the adult prime time comedy Mother Up!, starring Eva Longoria, then directing on Dreamworks' Dawn of The Croods, before signing on as a director on Dreamworks' All Hail King Julien.
Hi! I'm Steve Evangelatos, a Canadian director, artist, animator, musician and former owner of The Natterjack Animation Company.
My experience in animation spans almost 35 years. Originally training to be a painter, I attended the Ontario College of Art, the Art Student's League of New York and finally York University, where I earned a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts. My skills in animation and directing were earned by working in the industry, starting as an assistant animator at the age of nineteen and then working as a senior animator under the master Richard Williams. My work has appeared in scores of projects in almost fifty studios in the U.S., Canada, England, Germany and Asia, in twelve features, many television projects and over one hundred TV commercials, as well as sixteen interactive projects for Disney. In 1993 I founded the Natterjack Animation Co., which became known for the production of high-quality character animation for commercials, features, interactive media and shorts. Clients have included Disney, Warner Brothers, Hannah Barbera, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and MTV. As a result, I've directed almost every major cartoon character at some point, be it Mickey Mouse, Yosemite Sam or the Powerpuff Girls!
My short films have been selected twice for competition in the Ottawa International Animation Festival (Christmas Card and Clockwork Lemons), where I received a special jury award for Clockwork Lemons, and The Champ was showcased in MTV's revolutionary show Liquid Television. The Beckers in Cannibalism and Your Teen and Christmas Card were both accepted for premiere at the Annecy International Animation Festival.
I am also a Leo Award winner (and four-time Leo nominee) for Best Director.
(All original art on this site Copyright Steven Evangelatos)