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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Aardman Studios

Greatest movie company EVER!!!!

Official Website: Aardman

Aardman Animations Wiki page
-British animation studio based out of Bristol
-Biggest trademark: Making films using stop-motion animation and characters made of moldable clay called Plasticine
-Best know work: Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run. But mostly Wallace and Gromit

-Started in 1972 by Peter Lord and David Sproxton

-They had a dream of producing an animated movie
-They even created the animation for Peter Gabriel's song "Sledgehammer"
-They started creating shorts for Channel 4, including a show called the Conversation Pieces
-In 1993, Wallace and Gromit was born. Nick Park, who was a director, developed the characters out of clay. He even had a story for them. Wallace was a naive English inventor who always wore a green knitted vest and brown slacks and Gromit was his best friend, a silent but smart dog. He created 3 episodes featuring these 2: A Grand Day Out(1989), The Wrong Trousers(1993) and A Close Shave(1995)
Nick Park

The Wrong Trousers

A Grand Day Out

A Close Shave

-In 1997, Aardman Aardman and DreamWorks announced they were teaming up to create a movie called Chicken Run

-In 2005, Aardman announced they were creating the first movie of its kind:  a Wallace and Gromit movie. It was called Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Then the following year saw the release of Flushed Away, which was the first of its kind because it used computer-animated technology

-In April 2007, they made their first 3D film, Arthur Christmas, and also another one, The Pirates! Band of Misfits

-Also, on Christmas Day in 2008, they created a new little short featuring Wallace and Gromit called A Matter of Loaf and Death
-They also created a cartoon called Shaun the Sheep, based on the sheep from the Wallace and Gromit short A Close Shave
Awww, ain't he cute?

This is way too cute!!!

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