Claire Jennings

Claire Jennings Claire is a multi-award winning British animation producer whose animation career began in 1989 at TVC London where she worked for five years as an assistant to renowned Animation Producer John Coates on The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends for the BBC.

In 1994 Claire was Executive in Charge of Development at Studio AKA London where she developed and produced two short films for inclusion into the S4C commissioned Canterbury Tales series, which was nominated for an American Academy Award and won a British BAFTA.

Claire worked as an independent producer on Michael Dudok de Wits short film Father and Daughter with Dutch producer Willem Thyssen.

She went on to become Executive Producer role on the BBC2 commissioned series Stressed Eric working alongside live action director and producer Carl Goreham. Claire then worked together with animation directors Mark Baker and Neville Astley encouraging the development of a longer format animation for the duo. The resulting Big Knights produced by Claire and commissioned by the BBC Animation unit in Bristol proved to be another critically acclaimed success with Mark and Neville both achieving their first television series credit as joint creators and directors of the series.

In 2001 Claire joined HIT Entertainment as Executive Producer on the established and highly successful Pingu series. She moved into animated feature films to work with Aardman, alongside Nick Park and director Steve Box on Curse of the Were Rabbit. In 2005 Nick and Claire were both named as Produce of the Year for Theatrical Motion Pictures, an award given by the American Guild of Producers.

Claire in currently an independent producer and animation consultant.