Connect with us
Advertisement

Aardman’s Very Animated 40th Anniversary

Festivals and Events

Aardman’s Very Animated 40th Anniversary

Acclaimed Bristol studio Aardman Animations is this year marking 40 years of providing charming, entertaining and unforgettable animated characters and stories to the world. The multi-award-winning production house, best known for its classic properties like Morph, Wallace & Gromit and more recent hit Shaun the Sheep, is marking the occasion with a series of special events, exhibitions and merchandise.

On July 27, the studio kicked off a 40-day countdown to its official “birthday” of September 4 on the Aardman website. Each day, fans can click on to check out a classic clip, behind-the-scenes video, interactive experience or bits of lesser-known work as new treasures are unearthed.

Among the special anniversary products that fans can get their hands on are a commemorative Isle of Man Post Office stamp collection and gifts products; plush ornaments from Steiff featuring some of Aardman’s best-loved characters (available for pre-order now), and The Art of Aardman book from Simon & Schuster UK — a stunning collection of rarely seen drawings, storyboards and stills culled from 40 years of creative output at the studio.

Later in September, animation art admirers will have a chance to own an original piece by an Aardman artist, with a collection to be exhibited and sold at The Illustration Cupboard gallery in London. Works include drawings and character studies of Wallace & Gromit by Nick Park and Morph by Peter Lord. There will also be a specially produced sculpture of Morph on display among the pieces, which will carry prices starting under 500 GBP.

Morph

Morph

Comments

More in Festivals and Events

Newsletter


Recent Posts

Featured Trailers

Could not generate embed. Please try it again.

To Top
Advertisement