It's impossible to separate Nick Park from his most two most famous creations - Wallace & Gromit. But fans worldwide know the iconic Park is also responsible, as animator, writer, producer and/or director for such classics as "Chicken Run", "Creature Comforts" and "Shaun the Sheep". The 4-time Oscar-winner got back in the director's chair after nearly 10 years for Aardman's latest stop-motion adventure - "Early Man".
In an outstanding year for animated shorts, "Negative Space" has emerged as one of the best. Both an Oscar and Annie nominee, the film tells the story of a son's special relationship with his father, developed through a unique passion.
2017 has been a breakthrough year for actor/comedian Kumail Nanjiani. After five seasons on HBO's "Silicon Valley", Nanjiani has landed his first Critic Choice nomination for Best Actor in a Comedy Series. On top of that, the 39 year-old has picked-up two more CCA nominations, as well as Independet Spirit nom., for his first feature film, "The Big Sick" which he co-wrote with wife Emily.
On this episode of the LCJ Q&A Podcast, Nanjiani talks about all this Awards Season recognition, what his next script with Emily will look like and why he hasn't used a drive-thru window in over 3 years.
Disney's "Big Hero 6" won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature in 2015. "Big Hero 6: The Series" gets its launch Monday Nov. 20 8pmET on Disney Channel and Disney XD with the one-hour movie "Baymax Returns". In this 'LCJ Q&A Podcast' episode, series executive producer/supervising director Nick Fillippi talks about the changes made in look and feel for the series, the efforts to get Hiro's college experiences just right and working with one of his personal heroes - the legendary Stan Lee.