Nick Park

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Nick Park (2005)

Nick Park , actually Nicholas Wulstan Park CBE , (born December 6, 1958 in Preston , Lancashire ) is a British animated film maker .


Park had a keen interest in drawing cartoons from an early age and made his first attempts at animation and film at the age of 13. In 1985 he started working for Aardman Animations in Bristol . Park invented the characters Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the sheep . One of his first successes was the chicken animation in the video clip for Peter Gabriel's hit Sledgehammer . Nick Park works with clay animation and uses the labor-intensive stop-motion technique, in which figures modeled with plasticine clay on substructures made of wire frames and plastic are moved step by step. A full day of shooting is required for around three seconds of film.

Park has received four Academy Awards so far , three for best animated short film and in 2006 for best animated feature film . In 2010, he was nominated again for an Oscar for the short film Auf Leben und Brot .

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