David Stoten

David Stoten (born in Luton, Bedfordshire) is a short film maker and director and caricaturist on TV's Spitting Image. Stoten won the BAFTA award with longtime collaborator, Tim Watts in 1994 for The Big Story.

Since then, Stoten has provided storyboards for, amongst others, Corpse Bride, Mr. Bean's Holiday and the TV series Charlie and Lola.

Credited as one of the "Spitting Image team" (under Roger Law), Stoten provided the cover to 2007's QI "E" Annual, as well as contributing incidental illustrations.[1] Stoten has since supplied caricatures to the "F", "G" and "H" editions and is an ongoing contributor to The Oldie. In 2015, Stoten provided caricatures for the ITV show Newzoids.

As a sculptor, Stoten has made maquettes for the animation film industry whilst also sculpting a range of Gorillaz figures for the designer toy company Kidrobot.

Stoten was Head of Story for the animated Feature Film Gnomeo and Juliet and is the Creative Development Lead at Arc Productions in Toronto. He is currently a Director for Thomas & Friends. In 2015 he made Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure featuring the voice talent of Eddie Redmayne and Sir John Hurt and in 2016 he saw the release of Thomas & Friends: The Great Race.


  1. The QI Team, The QI Annual "E", (Faber and Faber, 1 November 2007)

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