CLAIRE JENNINGS (Producer), a multi-award-winning animation producer, began her career in 1989 working for John Coates at TVC London. During her five-year tenure there, she worked on such productions as “Father Christmas” and “The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends.”
Moving on to become an independent producer, Jennings produced the animated shorts “Jolly Roger” and “The Canterbury Tales,” both of which went on to earn Academy Award® nominations in 1999. In addition, Jennings won a BAFTA Award for “The Canterbury Tales,” and received another BAFTA Award nomination that year for “Jolly Roger.” In 2000, Jennings produced the acclaimed animated short “Father and Daughter,” which won both the Academy Award® and the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Short, as well as numerous other honors at international film and animation festivals.
Jennings has also been involved in the production of several television series, including “Stressed Eric” and “The Big Knights,” both of which received critical acclaim. In addition, she has worked as an Executive in Charge of Development and as an executive producer for two of the largest animation studios in London, Studio AKA and HIT Entertainment.
In 2003, Jennings joined Aardman’s team as a producer on “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.”