Daniel Snaddon is an American born, half Australian-Chinese, half Scottish-South African, who grew up in Nelspruit short drive away from the Kruger National Park. After a 6-year stint as a development artist and commercials director at Bugbox Animation in Johannesburg, Daniel joined Triggerfish Animation Studios in Cape Town as a lead on their film “Khumba” in 2013. The film won the attention of Magic Light Pictures, which led to the chance for Daniel to co-direct their BBC Christmas special Stick-Man in 2015. Daniel also recently wrote and story-boarded on Mike Scott’s animated series Moosebox for Nickelodeon, and is currently developing the animated feature film Kariba with Daniel Clarke at Triggerfish Animation Studios.
For the past 2 years, Daniel has been collaborating with fellow director Max Lang on two specials for the BBC: Zog, which premiered on Christmas Day in 2018, and The Snail & The Whale which is due to be released Christmas 2019. He feels extremely privileged to be working with some of South Africa’s most gifted artists and story tellers.