Mathew Rees

Head of CG Animation
Aardman Animation

Mathew Rees has been a professional animator since 2010 and is currently head of CG animation at Aardman Animation, known for Wallace & Gromit. He’s worked on many short films and commercial projects for Aardman. Mathew found his inspiration from the late, great animation legend Richard Williams who shared office space at Aardman. Mathew was blown about by his talent and would spend his lunchtime listening to Richard’s stories about Milt Kahl and Ken Harris. He’s been a mentor since 2012 and currently teaches Body Mechanics, the second Core Character Animation Course at Animation Mentor.

Mathew’s Credits

Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget

Pirates! Band of Misfits


  • Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget
  • Pirates! Band of Misfits

Short Films

  • Remote
  • Flight of the Stories
  • Darkside
  • Special Delivery
  • Ray’s Big Idea
  • The Bear and the Squirrel
  • Grandpa in My Pocket

Television / Video

  • Grandpa in My Pocket


  • Wallace & Gromit: The Big Fix Up
  • Conflict: Desert Storm 2
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • The Great Escape

Courses Taught By Mathew

Courses may vary from term to term.


12-Week Course

Learn to animate realistic bipedal movement.

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