‘Wallace & Gromit’ Creator Nick Park Credits Disney for Sparking Interest in Animation, Teases ‘Vengeance Most Fowl’ and Feathers’ Long-Awaited Return

When stop-motion legend Nick Park enrolled at the National Film and Television School in the early ’80s, very few were animating with clay. It was a slow and incredibly labor-intensive format, with relatively crude results. (Gumby, anybody?)

Four decades later, thanks in large part to Park’s Academy Award-winning success at Aardman Animation — and a beloved duo named Wallace and Gromit — stop-motion is a format thriving on multiple continents, with enough specialists to support several productions at a time. The recipient of Variety’s Creative Impact in Animation Award, Park not only put Aardman on the map, but made the cumbersome medium one where filmmakers such as Tim Burton,

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