Nick Park

Park at the [[BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards]] in 2007 Nicholas Wulstan Park (born 6 December 1958) is an English filmmaker and animator who created ''Wallace and Gromit'', ''Creature Comforts'', ''Chicken Run'', ''Shaun the Sheep'', and ''Early Man''. Park has been nominated for an Academy Award a total of six times and won four with ''Creature Comforts'' (1989), ''The Wrong Trousers'' (1993), ''A Close Shave'' (1995) and ''Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit'' (2005).

He has also received five BAFTA Awards, including the BAFTA for Best Short Animation for ''A Matter of Loaf and Death'', which was also the most watched television programme in the United Kingdom in 2008. His 2000 film ''Chicken Run'' is the highest-grossing stop motion animated film.

In 1985, Park joined Aardman Animations based in Bristol, and for his work in animation he was among the British cultural icons selected by artist Peter Blake to appear in a 2012 version of Blake's most famous artwork—the Beatles' ''Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'' album cover—to celebrate the British cultural figures of his life.

Park was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 1997 Birthday Honours for services to the animated film industry. Provided by Wikipedia
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