PES is the creator of some of the most widely viewed stop-motion films of all-time including Western Spaghetti, Fresh Guacamole, Submarine Sandwich, Game Over, Human Skateboard, KaBoom! and Roof Sex. On his YouTube Channel alone, PES's films have been viewed over 650,000,000 times.
PES's unique style of object substitution, combined with stop-motion animation, is instantly recognizable. It can be seen in his earliest works such as Roof Sex (2001), his first animated short, in which two life-size chairs escape to a NYC rooftop to have sex; KaBoom! (2004), in which a toy WW2 bomber carrying a large peanut "bomb" drops its payload on a miniature city made entirely out of household objects; and Game Over (2006), in which classic arcade death sequences are recreated by substituting real objects in for their 8-bit counterparts.
Each of these early shorts went "viral" and earned millions of views on PES's first website (EatPES.com) well before YouTube was a blip on the radar. Roof Sex won the Best First Film award at Annecy Animation Festival in June 2002, marking the first major international recognition of PES as an emerging animation talent. And it was at Annecy that same year that PES met the great Czech surrealist Jan Svankmajer, whose animated films from the 1960s-80s first opened his mind to the possibilities of animating with objects.
PES's uncanny knack for transforming familiar objects and people through stop-motion animation has since earned him global recognition and dozens of honors, including an Academy Award® nomination for Fresh Guacamole in 2013. (Fresh Guacamole is the shortest film ever nominated for an Oscar, as confirmed by The New York Times and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences). Currently, with over a billion+ consolidated views online, Fresh Guacamole is now likely the most-viewed Oscar short of all time.
PES invented the stop-motion cooking film with Western Spaghetti (2008), which earned Time Magazine's #2 Viral Video of the Year in 2008 as well as the Audience Award at Annecy in 2009. Together, PES's three stop-motion cooking shorts -- Western Spaghetti (2008), Fresh Guacamole (2012) and Submarine Sandwich (2014) -- have spawned hundreds of copycat works online and firmly established the "stop-motion cooking" genre as one of the most popular memes of the last decade.
In addition to his original content, PES has also directed over 75 commercials for major international brands including Corona, Honda, Android, Orange Telecom, Kinder Surprise, PlayStation, Sprint, Samsung and Bacardi. Some of them, including Coinstar (2004) and Human Skateboard (2007), became viral sensations in their own right.
In 2016, PES received an Emmy® Award nomination for his commercial Honda "Paper", a stop-motion tour de force showcasing the 50-year history of the Honda Motor Company. The spot earned numerous ad industry awards including the One Show's "Automobile Advertising of the Year Award." It was also recently added to the permanent collection at both the Louvre's Museum of Advertising and The Museum of Modern Art.
PES's most recent film The Fish - sponsored by Corona and Parley - launched on PES's YouTube Channel on Earth Day 2019 and speaks to the problem of marine plastic pollution in PES's signature style of substituted objects.