Nick Park

Nick Park

Highest Rated: 100% A Close Shave (1995)

Lowest Rated: 81% Early Man (2018)

Birthday: Dec 6, 1958

Birthplace: Preston, Lancashire, England, UK

Academy Award-winning animator Nick Park turned his childhood avocation into a career as one of the most recognized innovators in animation, in the process, making stars of the cheese-loving inventor Wallace and his faithful dog Gromit. Park's genius was first put on display via the Claymation work for British pop star Peter Gabriel's ground-breaking music video "Sledgehammer" (1986). Working with the U.K. studio Aardman Animations, he contributed to the immensely popular short films "Creature Comforts" (1990) and "A Grand Day Out" (1990). While the former earned Park his first Oscar statuette, it was the latter that introduced the world to his greatest creations - Wallace and Gromit. Using hand-crafted clay models and the painstaking animation process of stop-motion photography, the filmmaker went on to win two more Oscars for the short films "The Wrong Trousers" (1993) and "A Close Shave" (1995), both of which continued the adventures of Wallace and Gromit. Working on a broader palette, Park co-directed the animated feature "Chicken Run" (2000), oversaw a children's series version of "Creature Comforts" (CBS, 2003-06), and gave the Plasticine pair their feature film debut in "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" (2005), which won Park another Academy Award. More whimsical adventures were had in such shorts as "Wallace & Gromit in 'A Matter of Loaf and Death'" (2008). Though his work was created, quite literally, on a comparatively small scale, Park's extensive contributions to the world of animation could not be overstated.

Highest rated movies

Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
96% 80% A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon Executive Producer - 2019
81% 49% Early Man Hognob (Voice),
Director,
Producer
$8.2M 2018
99% 81% Shaun the Sheep Movie Himself (Voice),
Executive Producer
$19.4M 2015
92% 71% Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan Unknown (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 77% A Matter of Loaf and Death Director - 2008
No Score Yet 92% Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Director,
Writer,
Producer
$56.0M 2005
97% 65% Chicken Run Director,
Producer
- 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stage Fright Executive Producer - 1997
100% 92% A Close Shave Director - 1995
100% 92% Wallace & Gromit in The Wrong Trousers Director,
Screenwriter
- 1993
No Score Yet 91% Wallace & Gromit In Three Amazing Adventures Director - 1990
93% 81% Creature Comforts Director - 1989
100% 87% A Grand Day Out With Wallace and Gromit Director - 1989

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 94% Shaun the Sheep Creator 2007 2009-2010 2014 2016
85% 76% The Simpsons Himself (Guest Voice) 2011
65% No Score Yet Creature Comforts Executive Producer 2007-2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Creature Comforts Executive Producer,
Writer
2003 2005-2006