Wallace and Gromit co-creator to headline Manimation

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Aardman Animations co-founder Peter Lord has been unveiled as a keynote speaker at Manimation, Manchester’s annual gathering for the UK animation community.

Now in its seventh year, Manimation will take place at Social 7 in MediaCityUK on Monday 11th November. The Manchester Animation Festival begins the next day.

Alongside Lord, one of the creators of the Wallace and Gromit characters, there will also be a keynote speech from Sarah Muller, Head of BBC Children’s Acquisitions and Independent Animation.

Manimation delegates will also have the opportunity to pre-book meetings with experts from the likes of BBC Children's, eOne, Turner and Milkshake! Channel 5.

Greg Childs, Editorial Director, The Children's Media Conference, said: "Manimation is an invaluable day of conference content that focuses on the business of animation and developing business opportunities and skills. When you add to that the fantastic one-to-one meetings available so those skills can be put to good use with potential clients and partners, it’s a really vital day!"

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