TIFF Plans Major Stop-Motion Retrospective

The Toronto International Film Festival (www.tiff.net) will be presenting a pan-genre retrospective on the art of stop-motion animation at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, running ... Continue Reading →

Peter Lord Earns Blue Peter Badge

Peter Lord, co-owner of Aardman Animations and creator of popular claymation characters like Morph, Shaun the Sheep and Wallace & Gromit, has been awarded a gold Blue Peter badge ... Continue Reading →
Brand Licensing

Brand Licensing Europe 2014

Colorful characters from around the world will convene in London for the annual L&M confab. This year marks the 16th edition of Brand Licensing Europe, taking place October 7-9 ... Continue Reading →

Aardman Finds Exclusive U.S. Home on Amazon Prime

Aardman is coming to Amazon. The U.K.-based animation powerhouse has signed a deal for its content to stream exclusively in the United States on the Amazon Prime Instant Video service. The ... Continue Reading →

Gromit Sculptures Are a Financial Boon for Bristol

Nearly 1.2 million people are estimated to have visited Bristol’s Gromit Unleashed trail—a statue parade of various inventive versions of local studio Aardman Animation’s ... Continue Reading →

Books We Love – Issue #233

        Directing for Animation: Everything You Didn’t Learn in Art School By Tony Bancroft [Focal Press, $34.95] Imagine taking a one-on-one class with one ... Continue Reading →

Giant Gromit Sculpture Has a Very Bad Day Out

File this item in the “No Hope for Humanity” category. According to a story in The Guardian, a five-foot replica of Aardman’s beloved Gromit (Wallace’s dog), ... Continue Reading →

Aardman, Sony & BinWeevils Launch Animation Contest

British BAFTA-winning social website BinWeevils.com has joined forces with Aardman Animations and Sony Music to find the best pop video animator in the U.K. This innovative new competition ... Continue Reading →

Wallace & Gromit New Faces of VisitEngland

Britain’s national tourist board VisitEngland has recruited Aardman Animations’ globally known plasticine pals Wallace & Gromit as Tourism Trailblazers to encourage Britons ... Continue Reading →

Aardman’s ‘Shaun the Sheep’ Returns to CBBC

Aardman Animation’s preschool star, Shaun the Sheep will come back to the U.K. small screen this month with 20 brand-spanking new episodes. The hero of Mossybottom Farm will kick ... Continue Reading →