LOYD PRICE (Supervising Animator) began his association with Aardman on a freelance basis in 1994 and joined the staff two years later. He initially worked primarily on commercials for such campaigns as Chevron, Rice Krispies and Cadbury’s Coronation Street, as well as Wallace & Gromit advertisements for the Japanese Putchin’ Pudding.
Later, he worked as an animator on Nick Park’s Oscar®-winning short “A Close Shave.” More recently, Price was the supervising animator on the clay-animated hit “Chicken Run,” which marked Aardman’s first full-length feature.
Before coming to Aardman, Price worked as a lead animator on Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
From 1984 to 1992, he was an animator for Cosgrove-Hall Films where he worked on many productions, including the BAFTA Award-winning “Wind in the Willows” and “Fool of the World and the Flying Ship.”
In 1996, Price set up and tutored the first two Animator Training Courses run by Aardman in conjunction with the University of the West of England, with the aim of training new character animators to work on Aardman’s feature films.