Director, producer, four-time Academy Award winner Nick Park was presented with a Winsor McCay Award. Nick is probably most famous for his Wallace and Gromit feature, “The Curse of the WereRabbit.” Also, Nick Park’s Aardman Animations Ltd’s “Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death,” was nominated as best animated short.
Comedian and presenter, Fred Willard, is credited in the cast of Pixar’s “Wall-E,” so everyone assumes he is voicing one of the animated robots. It turns out Fred appears on camera in a Pixar first. Also, your Actors Reporter last chatted with Fred at the Comedy to the Max benefit recently where Fred donated his time as MC/Comedian to the worthy cause of helping Max Alexander.
Director John Stevenson, an art department/storyboard wiz, co-directed with Mark Osborne “Kung Fu Panda,” a DreamWorks Animation. John and Mark were nominated for best director in an animate feature production.