Alison Snowden (born 4 April 1958) is an English animator, voice actress, producer, and screenwriter best known for Bob and Margaret alongside her Oscar-winning short Bob’s Birthday which was also co-directed by her partner David Fine.Bob’s Birthday serves as the pilot for the Alison Snowden and David Fine’s animated TV show Bob and Margaret.
Born in Arnold, Nottinghamshire, Snowden studied at the Mansfield Art College, Lanchester Polytechnic (now Coventry University) and subsequently the National Film and Television School where she collaborated with future husband David Fine. Alison Snowden’s short Second Class Mail was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 58th Academy Awards.
At the 67th Academy Awards, Snowden and Fine’s short Bob’s Birthday received the Oscar.
Alison Snowden, along with her husband David Fine, both created and produced Bob’s Birthday and Bob and Margaret; the two have also written for the animated TV show Peppa Pig. They also developed Shaun the Sheep, another animated series, for Aardman Animations, and created the character of Timmy.
Alison Snowden’s daughter Lily is also a former voice actress with Astley Baker Davies, where she is best known for voicing Peppa Pig in the show of the same name, and has also appeared in Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar and the TV series Bob and Margaret. She currently works as an artist and illustrator.
Most of the following were done with David Fine.
- 1987: People and Science: A Test of Time
- 1989: In and Out
- 1993: Deadly Deposits
- 1993: Bob’s Birthday
- 2007: Shaun the Sheep
- 2007: Ricky Sprocket: Showbiz Boy
- 2018: Animal Behaviour