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Aardman’s ‘Interstellar Ella’ Nabs Multiple International Deals

New CG animated kids’ series, co-produced with Fabrique Fantastique and Apartment 11, blasts off with several distribution agreements; show scheduled to premiere Summer 2022.

People Headline News

Blinkink Signs Directors Andy Biddle and Adeena Grub

The directorial duo joins the agency’s stop-motion team; a collaboration born out of the COVID shutdown in March 2020, the pair has created several amusing animated shorts featuring loveable characters with handcrafted techniques.

Festivals Headline News

Manchester Animation Festival Reveals Program Line-Up

The 7th edition returns as a hybrid event offering content online and in person November 14-30; new events include a keynote by the BBC’s Patricia Hidalgo and a feature film competition showcasing 4 international filmmakers.

Commercials Headline News

Aardman and Catsnake Create RSPB Legacy Spot

The ‘Time Flies’ commercial uses watercolor style 2D animation to invoke feelings of nostalgia and encourage viewers to reconnect with nature; the advert’s TV and online release coincides with Remember a Charity Week.

Talks You Shouldn’t Miss Headline News

VIEW Conference 2021 Welcomes Aardman’s ‘Robin Robin’ Creative Team

Special panel guests, writers/directors Dan Ojari and Mikey Please, executive producer Sarah Cox, and studio co-founder and creative director Peter Lord, will discuss their upcoming Netflix stop-motion musical special, starring Gillian Anderson, Richard E Grant, Bronte Carmichael and Adeel Akhtar, debuting November 24.

City-scale AR experience Headline News

‘Wallace & Gromit’s ‘Fix Up the City’ AR App Launches Today

Aardman and Fictioneers’ new city-scale augmented reality experience transforms Bristol and Cardiff in the UK, and San Francisco in the US, into virtual stages; for a limited time, the app is free on iOS and Android devices in the UK.

Business Headline News

Aardman and Gurinder Chadha Teaming on Animated Bollywood Musical

The renowned animation studio and famed ‘Bend it Like Beckham’ writer/director are collaborating on a high-concept film about a young Indian elephant who dreams of becoming a Bollywood dancer.

Cool CGI from Bristol Headline News

Aardman and CITV Reveal ‘Lloyd of the Flies’ Voice Cast

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 28, 2021 at 9:31am

New CGI comedy series about a housefly – a middle child of 453 – his little sister, and their ongoing misadventures is the flagship project for the government's Young Audiences Content Fund; show set to air Autumn 2022.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Aardman Greenlights ‘The Very Small Creatures’

The preschool series, commissioned by Sky Kids, features five small clay toddler-like creatures who learn about friendship, empathy, and the world; show launches this November on Sky Kids and NOW.

Education Headline News

Teen Animators Get an Online Club with YAY UK

AccessVFX and ScreenSkills launch Young Animator of the Year club and award program for aspiring young animators ages 13-18; teens will complete hands-on challenges set by UK animation studios with chance to compete for prizes.

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Creating the Stylized, 2D-Inspired Fun of Pixar’s ‘Luca’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 1:36pm

Director Enrico Casarosa used his cartoony sketches and storyboards to lead a ‘less is more’ move away from 3DCG realism in the studios’ upcoming tale about a life-changing summer for two teenage sea monsters living on the Italian Riviera.

Business Headline News

Netflix Teams with Lupita Nyong’o on New Animated Musical ‘Sulwe’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 19, 2021 at 3:10pm

Based on the Oscar-winning ‘12 Years a Slave’ actress’ #1 New York Times bestselling children’s book of the same name, the film will tell a story about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within.

PSAs Headline News

Aardman Launches Mental Health Awareness Campaign

The studio behind ‘Wallace and Gromit’ launches initiative with a series of short, animated films portraying the challenges most commonly faced by young adults, including loneliness, perfectionism, competitiveness, independence, and social media.

Mobile Games Headline News

‘RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch’ Gets A Flock of Wooly Aardman Friends

Award-winning animation studio joins forces with Atari to bring ‘Shaun the Sheep’ to popular mobile game; players can customize their parks with hilarious rides and attractions featuring faces from the popular animated series.

Interactive MR Storytelling Headline News

Wallace & Gromit’s ‘The Big Fix Up’ AR/MR App Released Today

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 18, 2021 at 1:40pm

Aardman and Fictioneers’ new story-driven interactive experience gets up close with the comedic duo, taking users on an urgent fixit job in Bristol as employees of their odd job company, Spick & Spanners; the free app is available on iOS and Android devices in the UK, US, and Canada.

Happy Endings! Headline News

Aardman and Cats Protection Launch ‘Casper’s Magical Journey’

UK feline charity’s animated Christmas campaign, inspired by the true story of a boy and his missing cat, reminds people to chip their pets.

People Headline News

Alison Snowden and Dave Fine Honored at the Manchester Animation Festival

The Oscar-winning couple, known for their distinct cartoon style and cutting humor, have been awarded this year’s Fellowship Award for their contributions to the animation industry; the award will be presented on the MAF platform alongside a retrospective screening of their work.

Education Headline News

Aardman Academy Launches ‘Industry Training: Stop Motion 1’

12-week virtual program taught by Aardman professionals will provide world-class education for aspiring animation professionals.

PSAs Headline News

Aardman Highlights the Stigma of Autism in ‘Different Minds. One Scotland’ Spot

Award-winning animation studio teams up with the Scottish Government and The Leith Agency on a thoughtful animated commercial to provide a clearer understanding of autism to the non-autistic population.

Annecy 2020 Headline News

Aardman and Netflix Announce ‘Chicken Run’ Sequel

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 9:16am

20 years after release of UK studio’s hit comedy, the highest-grossing stop-motion film of all time, we learn from filmmaker’s Annecy presentation that director Sam Fell and team will begin production next year on Ginger and Rocky’s new adventure. 

AR Headline News

Wallace & Gromit Join the AR World with ‘The Big Fix Up’

Augmented reality experience from Aardman and Fictioneers consortium introduces their innovative new storytelling technology platform, using Unity tools, backed by UK government funding.

SVOD Headline News

Netflix Greenlights ‘A Winter’s Tale from Shaun the Sheep’ Christmas Special

Shooting on 30-minute show begins late this year; special will debut in U.K. on BBC and selected Netflix markets late next year. 

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One Giant Leap for Sheepkind: ‘A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 14, 2020 at 1:56pm

Launching today on Netflix, Aardman’s woolly pranksters go interstellar in a cheeky sci-fi sequel to the studio’s 2015 stop-motion hit, ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie.’

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