Wat's Pig / Wat's Pig
Peter LordUnited Kingdom / 1996 / 11' 0''
Europa Cinema, 15:30 h
Shot split-screen, Wat’s Pig tells the tale of two brothers, cruelly separated at birth, who live as neighbours, never knowing of each other’s existence. In a castle on the hill, one brother lives as a powerful and wealthy Earl. Meanwhile, his brother Wat, who has been raised since childhood by a friendly Pig, scrapes a living in his humble hovel. When a nearby Baron threatens the Earl with War, fate unexpectedly brings their two lives together again.
Peter Lord is co-owner and Creative Director of Aardman, which he co-founded with his long-time collaborator David Sproxton in 1972. As a director, Lord has been honoured with two Academy Award nominations for Best Animated Short, the first in 1992 for Adam, and for Wat’s Pig in 1996, and Best Animated Feature for Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists in 2013. He has also earned BAFTA nominations for Adam, The Amazing Adventures of Morph, War Story and Chicken Run and, as a producer for Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Lord first met Sproxton in the early 1970s at school, where they started experimenting with animation techniques on their kitchen table. They tried a range of methods before settling on plasticine/clay model animation. In 1976 they built Aardman into one of the world’s leading model animation studios, celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016.
Aardman Animations, Channel Four Films
categoriesMasters of Animation: 3x3 (Peter Lord, Raimund Krumme, Cecilia Traslaviña)