Simon has over fifteen years’ experience in the animation industry and has worked at a variety of studios in Australia and the UK.
Since joining Animal Logic in 2005, Simon has worked on a range of projects in different roles. He was a Lead Character Animator and Lead Animator on the Oscar Award winning film, Happy Feet and the Lead Animator on Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole and Walking with Dinosaurs 3D.
Most recently, Simon led a team of over 75 animators as Animation Supervisor on Animal Logic Entertainment and Columbia Pictures’, Peter Rabbit.
Prior to this, Simon was the Animation Director at Flying Bark for the animated feature, Maya the Bee. Other credits include The Golden Compass, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and Happy Feet Two.


The Secret Life of Peter Rabbit’s Animation Supervisor

Join Simon Pickard as he burrows into the world of Peter Rabbit, from Director Will Gluck’s vision to the reality of delivering a live action/animation hybrid production by creatively engaging the Animation team who gave life to such believable performances. As Peter Rabbit’s Animation Supervisor, Simon had a unique view of both sides of this […]