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 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 →

Crackin’ Wallace & Gromit Ride Opens in Blackpool

Pack up your cheese and crackers and start planning your trip to Blackpool, U.K.’s Pleasure Beach amusement park to check out a new Wallace & Gromit themed family ride set ... Continue Reading →

TV Veteran Miles Bullough Ankles Aardman

Aardman Animation’s longtime head of broadcast Miles Bullough has left the company to pursue new ventures. According to, the departure was entirely amicable and Aardman ... Continue Reading →

Art of the Matter

An artistic mouse and a musically talented bear form a special bond in the charming new French animated feature Ernest and Celestine. Mentioning Didier Brunner’s name in international ... Continue Reading →

New Tax Credits Introduced for U.K. Animation

The U.K. government announced yesterday that it’s working on offering tax credits for high-end dramas and animation produced in the country. Chancellor George Osborne outlined a new ... Continue Reading →

‘Gumball,’ ‘Gruffalo’s Child’ Win British Animation Awards

Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball won the top award for Best Children’s Series and Children’s Choice British Animation Award at the toon kudosfest in London on Thursday. Harry ... Continue Reading →