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Aardman Signs Daniel Hope to Directorial Roster

The animation director with a passion for visual comedy, character exploration, and nugget-sized storytelling, joins Aardman after working with big brands including Nike and Playstation.

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BRISTOL, U.K. -- The latest director to join Aardman’s stable of top animation talent, Daniel Hope will now be represented by the studio in the U.K., Europe, the U.S. and Canada. 

Growing up near Norwich, Hope went on to spend many years working in London’s top animation and visual effects houses before moving towards directing. Working as a director in a range of styles and media on shorts, charity films, commercials and idents, Hope has a passion for visual comedy, character exploration and nugget-sized storytelling, and relishes the opportunity to experiment with new techniques, drawing from a breadth of experience and eclectic sources of inspiration. 

“Daniel has a great understanding of story and characters along with a distinctive design style,” said Heather Wright, Executive Producer and Head of Partner Content at Aardman. “This along with his extensive CGI experience makes him a valuable addition to our roster of Directors.” 

Currently based in Amsterdam, Daniel has worked with a range of big brands including Nike and Playstation. 

Source: Aardman Animations