Aardman’s Nick Park Joins TV Kids Festival Roster


Four-time Academy Award winner Nick Park, a co-director at Aardman whose credits include Shaun the Sheep and Wallace & Gromit, will be featured as part of the TV Kids Festival, which is being held from February 1 to 4.

A producer and director, Park has won three Academy Awards in the category of Best Animated Short Film—Creature Comforts, The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave—and, more recently, one in the category for Best Animated Feature Film for The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. All four films were created and produced at Aardman, where Park is a co-director with founders Peter Lord and David Sproxton.

The TV Kids Festival will feature keynotes and panels with leading executives and creatives discussing the major trends in the children’s programming business. It will be streamed live and available on-demand on TVKidsFestival.com. Unlike other events requiring hefty registration fees, attendance to the TV Kids Festival is free. The inaugural TV Kids Festival attracted more than 1,700 participants.

Look for more announcements coming soon about key speakers and panels taking place during the TV Kids Festival. Registration will open on January 19.