Search form

Aardman Teams with Sony to Launch Bin Weevils Animation Competition

Aardman partners with Sony Music and to find the best pop video animator in the UK., the BAFTA award-winning social website for children, has partnered with Aardman Animations (creators of Wallace & Gromit) and Sony Music to find the best pop video animator in the UK.

The competition will offer, as first prize, the chance for four children to create the official pop video for the Bin Weevils debut album, "Bin Tunes," to be released by Sony Music on July 29th. The winners will visit the world-famous Aardman Animations in Bristol, where such legends as Shaun the Sheep, Morph and Wallace & Gromit were created. There, they will work with a professional director to create a unique pop video, which will be seen by up to two million children on

Entrants are invited to submit a short pop video clip, featuring Bin Weevils characters, using the easy-to-use "Animate It!" software which was created by Kudlian Software in association with Aardman Animations.

This innovative competition is the latest in the making of the Bin Weevils album, possibly the most interactive record ever made. Bin Weevils users have contributed to some of the album’s lyrics, voted on the best songs and helped to choose the album artwork. Kids were also auditioned to sing on the album. 

Source: Aardman Animations

Jennifer Wolfe's picture

Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.