Simon Wells (born 1961) is an English film director of animation and live-action films. He is the great-grandson of author H. G. Wells.
Early life and education
Born in Cambridge, he attended The Perse School and De Montfort University where he studied audio-visual design. Upon graduating he found a job at Richard Williams's studio where he animated commercials and other projects. Wells later supervised the animation on Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
After the closing of Richard Williams Studio, Wells became a member of Amblimation, a studio owned by Steven Spielberg, where he served as director on films such as An American Tail: Fievel Goes West, We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story and Balto. Wells was set to direct a sequel to Casper, but the project was cancelled.
After the closure of Amblimation Wells joined DreamWorks where he worked as storyboard artist on many animated projects, he also directed The Prince of Egypt which was nominated for an Annie Award.
In 2002 he directed his first live-action film, a film adaptation of his great-grandfather's book The Time Machine.
Wells went back to DreamWorks Animation, where he continued as a story artist for films such as Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002), Shrek 2 (2004), Madagascar (2005) and Flushed Away (2006). 
In 2011 he co-wrote and directed Mars Needs Moms using motion-capture technology during the filming.
Wells resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Wendy, and daughters Meredith and Teagan. 
|1988||Who Framed Roger Rabbit||supervising animator|
|1989||Back to the Future Part II||consultant: Future|
|1990||Back to the Future Part III||assistance/thanks|
|1991||An American Tail: Fievel Goes West||director|
|1993||We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story||director|
|1998||Antz||additional story artist|
|The Prince of Egypt||director|
|2000||The Road to El Dorado||additional story artist|
|Chicken Run||additional story|
|2002||The Time Machine||director|
|Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron||story artist|
|2003||Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas||story artist|
|2004||Shrek 2||additional story artist|
|Shark Tale||additional story artist|
|The Polar Express||digital visual concept consultant|
|2006||Over the Hedge||story artist|
|Flushed Away||story artist|
|2007||Shrek the Third||story artist|
|2008||Kung Fu Panda||action sequence supervisor/story artist|
|2011||Mars Needs Moms||director/writer|
|Kung Fu Panda 2||additional story/story artist|
|2013||The Croods||story artist|
|2016||Kung Fu Panda 3||story artist|
|2017||The Lego Ninjago Movie||story artist|