Tag Archives: aardman

Shaun the Sheep returns

Shaun the Sheep makes his highly anticipated return to the UK small screen this month with twenty brand new episodes – proving that life is never dull on Mossybottom Farm. Shaun and the gang return at the end of February, Monday – Friday from 25th February at 3.15pm on CBBC. Shaun and his farm friends… Read More »

Aardman Launches New Animate It! Kit

Have you ever watched an Aardman film and wanted to try plasticine animation yourself? Aardman have released a brand new Animate It! kit containing materials and software to help you get started. Built around Aardman’s world-leading stop-frame technique and characters, the pack comes complete with software, tutorials and moulds to make your characters. The kit contains… Read More »

Aardman & WARL create a new look for Clipper Tea

Aardman Commercials have partnered with WARL and Clipper Tea, the UK’s only company to boast a completely Fairtrade and organic range of tea, coffee and drinking chocolate, to create a gorgeous new national TV ad campaign for their Everyday Teas. Click here to watch Clipper Tea Advert The 20-second stop frame commercial, which was launched… Read More »

Arthur Christmas by Aardman Animations released

Arthur Christmas is a 2011 British/American 3-D computer animated fantasy comedy film produced by Aardman Animations and Sony Pictures Animation. It was released on November 11, 2011, in the UK, and is scheduled to be released on November 23, 2011, in the USA.

The film was directed by Sarah Smith, and it features voices of James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton and Ashley Jensen. Set on the North Pole, the plot tells about Santa’s son Arthur Christmas, who must complete a mission before Christmas morning.

Gulp – The World’s Largest Stop-Motion Shot With A Nokia N8

Nokia and Aardman Animations have set another Guinness World Record for the ‘World’s Largest Stop-motion Animation Set’ with their follow up short film: Gulp, shot entirely on the Nokia N8, after having set a record for the ‘Smallest Stop-motion Animated Character’ last summer with Dot.

As part of Nokia ’s on-going campaign to bring amazing, authentic uses of mobile technology to life, Nokia has partnered with Aardman Animations and Wieden + Kennedy once again to create Gulp, a new animation filmed on the Nokia N8.

Tate Movie Project “The Itch of the Golden Nit” premiered


Captain Iron Ears’ Pirate Ship. © Tate Movie Project 2011.

The Tate Movie Project’s The Itch of the Golden Nit was premiered in Leicester Square, London, on 29 June 2011 and will be shown at regional galleries over the summer. The film is the first of its kind – an animation made by children ranging from 5 to 13 years old. Thousands of drawings, sound effects and story ideas by children from across the UK make up the action-packed, half hour animation as part of the Cultural Olympiad.

Wallace & Gromit’s Wrong Trousers Day – 24th June 2011

A message from Academy Award winning animator Nick Park:

Hello there,

Wrong Trousers Day is organised by Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation of which I am a trustee and is inspired by Aardman’s award-winning film ‘The Wrong Trousers’.

Money raised helps sick children in hospitals and hospices across the UK.

This year’s Wrong Trousers Day is on Friday 24th June, when we hope to see as many people as possible going to school or work in their ‘wrong trousers’. Everyone who takes part pays £1 for the right to be ‘wrong’ for the day and has a really fun time.