Cartoons on the Bay 2023: Aardman's Co-Founder Peter Lord to be recognized

British film director and producer to receive the Career Award at the Italian event. He has worked on TV series such as "Shaun the Sheep" and "Creature Comforts".


Peter Lord


British film director and producer Peter Lord will receive the Pulcinella Career Award of Cartoons On The Bay – International Festival of Animation, Transmedia and Meta-Arts. The event is organized by Rai Com and promoted by Rai. Its 27th edition will take place in Pescara from May 31 to June 4, 2023.

Peter Lord, a British film director and producer, is the co-owner and Creative Director of Aardman Animations, which he co-founded with David Sproxton in 1972. The two refined the stop-motion animation technique, often through the use of clay puppets, which became Aardman’s trademark. Their creative work ranges from TV series such as "Shaun the Sheep" and "Creature Comforts" to television ads and music videos.

Peter has filled the role of Executive Producer, Producer and Director in six films, and he is coauthor, co-producer and director of "Chicken Run", together with Nick Park, as director he received three Academy Awards nominations.

Cartoons On The Bay led by Roberto Genovesi will confer three new Pulcinella Awards that look to the future and the capacity for the sector’s innovation (to the brand capable of leading viewers to various platforms thanks to its storytelling), Meta Award (to the brand capable of immersing the viewer in a fascinating, stimulating and safe digital environment). COTB also introduces the Arlecchino Award for the creative product able to narrate to the target audience the complexity of the gender topic. Submissions to the Pulcinella Awards are open until April 6th, 2023.