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Peter Lord, CBE (born 4 November 1953) is a British animator, 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 and Gromit. He also directed The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! which was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 85th Academy Awards. Lord is the executive producer of every Aardman work, including Chicken Run, Arthur Christmas
Arthur Christmas
and Flushed Away.

Contents

1 Life and career 2 Filmography

2.1 Feature films 2.2 TV series 2.3 Shorts

3 Books 4 References 5 External links

Life and career[edit] Lord was born in Bristol, England. In co-operation with David Sproxton, a friend of his youth, he realised his dream of "making and taking an animated movie". He graduated in English from the University of York in 1976.[1] He and Sproxton founded Aardman as a low-budget backyard studio, producing shorts and trailers for publicity. Their work was first shown as part of the BBC TV series Vision On. In 1977 they created Morph, a stop-motion animated character made of Plasticine, who was usually a comic foil to the TV presenter Tony Hart. With his alter-ego Chas, he appeared in a series of children's art programmes including Take Hart, Hartbeat and Smart. From 1980-1981, Morph appeared in his own TV series The Amazing Adventures of Morph. Experiments with animated clay characters synchronised with 'live' recorded soundtracks led to a series of films in the style of animated documentary. The first two were part of the BBC TV series Animated Conversations and were called "Down and Out" (1977) and "Confessions of a Foyer Girl" (1978) . These were followed in 1983 by Conversation Pieces, a series of five-minute long films produced for Channel 4. They were called "On Probation", "Sales Pitch", "Palmy Days", "Late Edition" and "Early Bird". In 1985 Nick Park
Nick Park
joined the group. Lord, Park and Sproxton developed and finalised their style of detailed and lovingly designed clay animation characters from stop motion techniques (though directed by Stephen Johnson their claymation is shown in the music video "Sledgehammer" (1986) by Peter Gabriel). In 1991 Lord animated Adam, a 6-minute clay animation that was nominated for an Academy Award. Park created the "odd-couple" Wallace and Gromit-shorts in co-operation with Lord and Sproxton. All three together worked as producers, editors and directors. Other awarded productions by Peter Lord
Peter Lord
are Chicken Run
Chicken Run
(2000), the first feature film from Aardman and the Academy Award-winning Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005). In 2006, Lord, Sproxton and Park were all given "the Freedom of the City of Bristol". In that same year, Lord (along with Sproxton) visited the "Aardman Exhibit" at the Ghibli Museum
Ghibli Museum
in Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan, where he met Hayao Miyazaki. Miyazaki has long been a fan of the Aardman Animation works.[2][3] In 2013 Lord was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 85th Academy Awards
Academy Awards
for Pirates! Band of Misfits. Lord was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
(CBE) on 17 June 2006. On 9 July 2015, Lord received a Gold Blue Peter badge.[4] In August 2016, Lord was appointed a visiting professorship at Volda University College[5] Filmography[edit] Feature films[edit]

Year Film Director Producer Writer Other Notes

2000 Chicken Run

Y

Y

Y

Story

2005 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Y

2006 Flushed Away

Y

Y

Story

2011 Arthur Christmas

Y

2012 The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!

Y

Y

Y

Actor: "Additional voices"

2013 The Croods

Y

Special
Special
thanks

2015 Shaun the Sheep
Shaun the Sheep
Movie

Y

Executive producer

2018 Early Man

Y

TV series[edit]

Year Title Notes

1977 Take Hart Animator

1977-1978 Animated Conversations Director; animator

1986 Pee-wee's Playhouse Animation director

1986 No. 73 Himself

1995 The Morph Files Director; executive producer

1998 Rex the Runt Executive producer

2000 Omnibus Himself

2000 The Panel Himself

2002 Wallace and Gromit's Cracking Contraptions Executive producer

2003-2006 Creature Comforts Executive producer

2006 Planet Earth Thanks

2006 Purple and Brown Executive producer

2007 The Peculiar Adventures of Hector Executive producer

2007-present Shaun the Sheep Executive producer

2008 Chop Socky Chooks Executive producer

2009-2012 Timmy Time Executive producer

2010 Wallace and Gromit's World of Invention Executive producer

2014-present Morph Executive producer; script writer

Shorts[edit]

Year Title Notes

1983 Sales Pitch Director; animator

1983 On Probation Director; producer; animator

1983 Palmy Days Director; animator

1983 Late Edition Director; animator

1983 Early Bird Director; animator

1986 Sledgehammer Animator

1986 Babylon Director; animator

1987 My Baby Just Cares for Me Director

1989 War Story Director; animator

1989 A Grand Day Out Special
Special
thanks

1990 Going Equipped Director; animator

1992 Adam Director; writer; executive producer; art director; animator; model maker

1992 Never Say Pink Furry Die Executive producer

1993 Loves Me, Loves Me Not Executive producer

1993 The Wrong Trousers Executive producer; additional animator

1993 Not Without My Handbag Executive producer

1995 Pib and Pog Executive producer

1995 A Close Shave Executive producer

1996 Wat's Pig Director; writer; executive producer; animator

1997 Stage Fright Executive producer

1997 Owzat Executive producer

1999 Humdrum Executive producer

1999 Minotaur and Little Nerkin Thanks

2001 Chunga Chui Leopard Beware Executive producer

2001 Ernest Executive producer

2005 Tales for the Rest of Us Executive producer

2005 Ramble On Executive producer

2006 Off Beat Executive producer

2007 The Pearce Sisters Executive producer

2008 A Matter of Loaf and Death Executive producer

2011 The Itch of the Golden Nit Executive producer

2011 Pythagasaurus Executive producer

2012 So You Want to Be a Pirate! Executive producer

2015 Heroes of Christmas Inspiration

2015 Special
Special
Delivery Story; creative director; voice of "Santa"

2015 Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer's Llamas Executive producer

Books[edit]

Peter Lord
Peter Lord
& Brian Sibley: Cracking Animation (1998) Thames & Hudson; ISBN 0-500-28168-8

References[edit]

^ " University of York
University of York
press release". york.ac.uk. Retrieved 18 February 2010.  ^ Mulrooney, Marty. "INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Merlin Crossingham, Lead Animator
Animator
At Aardman Animation". Alternative Magazine. Retrieved 29 December 2015.  ^ "Aardman exhibits, new Miyazaki anime on view". Japan Times. 24 November 2006. Retrieved 29 December 2015.  ^ http://www.animationmagazine.net/people/peter-lord-earns-blue-peter-badge/ ^ Brandal, Per Arne. "– Mr. Aardman, Peter Lord, appointed professor in Volda". www.hivolda.no (in Norwegian Nynorsk). Archived from the original on 17 March 2017. Retrieved 17 March 2017. 

External links[edit]

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Peter Lord
Peter Lord
on IMDb Q&A With Peter Lord
Peter Lord
about The Pirates! Band of Misfits

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Aardman Animations

Filmography

Short films

Animated Conversations: Down and Out (1977) Animated Conversations: Confessions of a Foyer Girl (1978) Conversation Pieces: On Probation (1983) Conversation Pieces: Sales Pitch
Sales Pitch
(1983) Conversation Pieces: Palmy Days
Palmy Days
(1983) Conversation Pieces: Early Bird (1983) Conversation Pieces: Late Edition (1983) Sweet Disaster: Babylon (1986) Sledgehammer (1986) My Baby Just Cares for Me (1987) Barefootin' (1987) Lip Synch: Going Equipped (1987) Lip Synch: Creature Comforts
Creature Comforts
(1989) Lip Synch: War Story (1989) Lip Synch: Ident (1989) Lip Synch: Next (1989) Wallace and Gromit: A Grand Day Out
A Grand Day Out
(1989) Adam (1991) Loves Me, Loves Me Not (1993) Not Without My Handbag (1993) Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers
The Wrong Trousers
(1993) Pib and Pog (1993) Pop (1993) Wat's Pig (1993) The Morph Files (1995) Wallace and Gromit: A Close Shave
A Close Shave
(1995) Owzat (1997) Stage Fright (1997) Humdrum (1998) Al Dente (1998) Viva Forever (1998) Minotaur and Little Nerkin (1999) Angry Kid
Angry Kid
(1999) The Non-Voters - BBC Election Coverage (2004) The Pearce Sisters (2007) Wallace and Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death
A Matter of Loaf and Death
(2008) Dot (2010) Gulp (2011) The Itch of The Golden Nit (2011) Under the Oak Tree (2011) Wallace & Gromit's Jubilee Bunt-a-thon
Jubilee Bunt-a-thon
(2012) A Pig's Tail (2012) The Pirates!: So You Want to Be a Pirate! (2012) Darkside trailer (2013) Sphere (2013) Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer's Llamas (2015)

Television series / series of shorts

Animated Conversations (1977–78) The Amazing Adventures of Morph (1980–81) Conversation Pieces (1983–84) Lip Synch (1989) The Artbox Bunch (1995–96) Rex the Runt
Rex the Runt
(1998–01) Angry Kid
Angry Kid
(1999–present) Wallace and Gromit's Cracking Contraptions (2002–03) Creature Comforts
Creature Comforts
(2003–07)

episodes

The Presentators (2003–04) Planet Sketch (2005) Purple and Brown
Purple and Brown
(2005–08) Pib and Pog (2006) Shaun the Sheep
Shaun the Sheep
(2007–present)

episodes

Chop Socky Chooks
Chop Socky Chooks
(2008) Timmy Time
Timmy Time
(2009–12)

episodes

Wallace and Gromit's World of Invention
Wallace and Gromit's World of Invention
(2010) DC Nation Shorts: DC's World's Funnest (2012–14)

Feature films

Chicken Run
Chicken Run
(2000) Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) Flushed Away
Flushed Away
(2006) Arthur Christmas
Arthur Christmas
(2011) The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!
(2012) Shaun the Sheep Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie
(2015) Early Man (2018)

Franchises

Morph (1977–present) Creature Comforts
Creature Comforts
(1989–2008) Wallace and Gromit
Wallace and Gromit
(1989–present) Shaun the Sheep
Shaun the Sheep
(2007–present)

Associated studios

Pathé DreamWorks Animation Sony Pictures Animation StudioCanal

People

Peter Lord Nick Park David Sproxton

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Animated Feature

1998–2000

A Bug's Life
A Bug's Life
John Lasseter
John Lasseter
and Andrew Stanton
Andrew Stanton
/ The Prince of Egypt – Simon Wells, Brenda Chapman, and Steve Hickner (1998) Toy Story 2
Toy Story 2
– John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, and Ash Brannon (1999) Chicken Run
Chicken Run
Peter Lord
Peter Lord
and Nick Park
Nick Park
(2000)

2001–2010

Shrek
Shrek
Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson (2001) Spirited Away
Spirited Away
Hayao Miyazaki
Hayao Miyazaki
(2002) Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo
Andrew Stanton
Andrew Stanton
and Lee Unkrich
Lee Unkrich
(2003) The Incredibles
The Incredibles
Brad Bird
Brad Bird
(2004) Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit – Nick Park
Nick Park
and Steve Box (2005) Cars – John Lasseter
John Lasseter
and Joe Ranft (2006) Ratatouille – Brad Bird
Brad Bird
and Jan Pinkava
Jan Pinkava
(2007) WALL-E
WALL-E
Andrew Stanton
Andrew Stanton
(2008) Up – Pete Docter
Pete Docter
and Bob Peterson (2009) Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3
Lee Unkrich
Lee Unkrich
(2010)

2011–present

Rango – Gore Verbinski
Gore Verbinski
(2011) Wreck-It Ralph
Wreck-It Ralph
Rich Moore
Rich Moore
(2012) Frozen – Chris Buck
Chris Buck
and Jennifer Lee (2013) The Lego Movie
The Lego Movie
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
(2014) Inside Out – Pete Docter
Pete Docter
and Ronnie del Carmen
Ronnie del Carmen
(2015) Zootopia
Zootopia
Byron Howard
Byron Howard
and Rich Moore
Rich Moore
(2016) Coco – Lee Unkrich
Lee Unkrich
(2017)

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 100295292 LCCN: n81102580 ISNI: 0000 0001 0928 8694 GND: 122361628 SUDOC: 059215518 BNF: cb13605564f (da

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