Derek Lamb (1936–2005) was a British animation filmmaker and producer. While serving as executive producer of the National Film Board of Canada's English Animation Studio from 1976 to 1982, he produced the Oscar-winner Special Delivery, directed by John Weldon and Eunice Macaulay, and produced and scripted Eugene Fedorenko's Every Child. He also created numerous animated sketches for Sesame Street, sometimes in collaboration with John Canemaker.
In 1983, Derek and a former wife, animator Janet Perlman, formed an independent production company. Among their productions was the Sports Cartoon series, which aired on Nickelodeon in the United States. Lamb and Fedorenko collaborated on the first animation sequences for an IMAX film, Skyward, first presented at Expo '85 in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.
Two years before his death, Derek Lamb appeared, as himself, in the 2004 Oscar-winning animated documentary short film, RYAN (watch film on the NFB's YouTube channel), directed by Canadian-based animation filmmaker, Chris Landreth.
Derek Reginald Lamb was born in London, England, 20 June 1936. From his first marriage, he had two sons: Richard Steven Lamb (born in London on 27 September 1963) and Thomas Derek Lamb (born in Cambridge on 3 March 1966). He died at the age of 69 from cancer, at a friend's home in Poulsbo, Washington on 5 November 2005.
- http://www.discogs.com/Derek-Lamb-She-Was-Poor-But-She-Was-Honest/release/1551804. Retrieved 26 October 2013. Missing or empty
- "OSCAR WINNER LAMB LOSES CANCER FIGHT". Contact Music. 6 November 2005. Retrieved 23 September 2009.
- "Tribute to Derek Lamb". Animation World Network. 22 December 2005. Retrieved 25 January 2011.
- Derek Lamb at the Internet Movie Database
- Canadian Film Encyclopedia [online publication, The Film Reference Library of the Toronto International Film Festival Group]
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