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Theo Baynton

Director, Designer

Theo Baynton worked his way up the creative ladder as a designer and director, first at Auckland's Huhu Studios, then at Weta Workshop, where he production designed the animated Jane and the Dragon. Baynton went on to direct 76 episodes of export hit The WotWots. He now develops children's productions for Pūkeko Pictures, the company founded by Richard Taylor and his father, Brit-born author Martin Baynton.

We develop intellectual property here in New Zealand, but designed for an international market — and that's what The Wotwots is. Theo Baynton, in a 2009 Edtalks presentation