| Creative Director, Wallace and Gromit, Aardman
Merlin joined Aardman as an animator in 1996 having completed a degree in Animation at Newport Film School. He initially worked on commercials then went into features as a Lead Animator on ‘Chicken Run’, and then Second Unit Director on ‘Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of The Were Rabbit’. Merlin then co-directed Creature Comforts USA for CBS. Following this he specialized in directing Wallace & Gromit and in 2009 took on the role of Creative Director for Wallace & Gromit. In 2014 he directed relaunch of Aardman’s oldest stop-motion character, Morph.
Most recently (for the last two years) Merlin has been animation director on Aardman’s latest feature film, Early Man.
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