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David Sproxton

Born (1954-01-06) 6 January 1954 (age 70)
Years active1977–present
Known forCo founder of Aardman Animations studio

David Sproxton CBE (born 6 January 1954)[1] is a British entrepreneur, best known as one of the co-founders, with Peter Lord, of the Aardman Animations studio. Sproxton was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) on 17 June 2006.

Education and career

David graduated from Collingwood College, Durham University before starting as an animator, producing segments for the Vision On TV program, Sproxton and Lord created the character of Morph for Take Hart (which featured Tony Hart, the artist from Vision On).

He is credited as the cinematographer for the BAFTA Award-nominated War Story, and the Academy Award-nominated Adam, as well as the Academy Award-winning Creature Comforts directed by Nick Park. Other production credits include Chicken Run, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and Arthur Christmas.

In May 2006, Sproxton (along with Peter Lord) visited the "Aardman Exhibit" at the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan, where he met Hayao Miyazaki.[2] Miyazaki has long been a fan of the Aardman Animation works.[2]


  1. ^ Macalister, Terry (1 January 2005). "Feat of clay". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 17 September 2014. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  2. ^ a b "宮崎駿Xピーター・ロードXデイビッド・スプロスクトンat三鷹の森ジブリ美術館". Animage (in Japanese). Vol. 338. August 2006. p. 13.