David Sproxton CBE is one of the co-founders (together with Peter Lord) of Aardman Animations. David graduated from Collingwood College, University of Durham 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 Oscar nominated Adam, as well as the Oscar winning Creature Comforts directed by Nick Park. Other production credits include Chicken Run, and Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. 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. Miyazaki has long been a fan of the Aardman Animation works. Sproxton was created a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) on 17 June 2006.