Nick Park was discovered by the founders of Aardman, Peter Lord and David Sproxton, at the National Film and Television School when he was working on his student film A Grand Day Out. Nick’s Oscar winning The Wrong Trousers, was Aardman’s first 30 minute film. Acclaimed world-wide and winner of over thirty awards, The Wrong Trousers has become one of the most successful animated films ever made.
In 1995 Aardman produced Nick Park’s third Oscar winning film A Close Shave. An immediate success, it confirmed the studio’s reputation as well as establishing Wallace & Gromit as household names.
To mass critical acclaim and outstanding box office results, Wallace & Gromit’s first feature film The Curse of the Were-Rabbit was released by Dreamworks in October 2005. The film topped the box office charts in both the US and UK and garnered many prestigious international awards including the Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature Film and a BAFTA for Best British Film.
Wallace & Gromit’s A Matter of Loaf and Death was broadcast on BBC One on Christmas day 2008 and enthralled a record audience of 16.15 million. It was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Short Animated Film category and went on to win the BAFTA for Best Animated Short Film. Every Wallace & Gromit adventure has now won a BAFTA and they have all been nominated for an Oscar.
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