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Profile:Peter Lord/Animation Director/3 Oscar Nom/Misfits!

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Peter Lord, CBE is a British film producer, director and co-founder of the Academy Award-winning Aardman Animations studio, an animation firm best known for its clay-animated films and shorts, particularly those featuring plasticine duo Wallace & Gromit. He also directed Pirates! Band of Misfits which he was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 85th Academy Awards for. Aardman has a deserved reputation as a world leader in model animation. The studio has had seven Oscar® nominations, and has won four.Peter Lord and David Sproxton began their animating partnership at school.In 1989 the studio was commissioned by Channel Four Television to create a series of five 5-minute films, Lip Synch. This ground-breaking series further explored the world of animation based on true characters and real voices and included Peter Lord’s War Story and Going Equipped, Barry Purves’ Next, Richard Goleszowski’s Ident and Nick Park’s Creature Comforts, which went on to win the 1990 Academy
Award for Best Animated Short Film.In 1993 Aardman passed another milestone with the completion of Nick Park’s Oscar winning The Wrong Trousers, Aardman’s first 30 minute film. In 1996 the studio produced Peter Lord’s Oscar nominated 11’ short film, Wat’s Pig (for Channel Four) as well as a children’s series based on Morph, The Morph Files.In 1998, Aardman won a BAFTA for Stage Fright, an 11minute short film commissioned by Channel Four Television. Steve Box, Nick Park’s key animator on both The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave, directed Stage Fright.The studio’s first animated television series for youth and adults, Rex The Runt, created and directed by long time Aardman associate Richard Goleszowski.Chicken Run was Aardman’s first full-length theatrical feature film to be funded by DreamWorks. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com Link: www.123FilmEasy.com. Follow us on Twitter @123Film