Global retailer Animation Toolkit launches Aardman armature kit
Stop motion armature specialist Animation Toolkit has partnered with Aardman to design and create a bespoke armature kit to help stop motion animation students and enthusiasts with the puppet making process.
The Aardman Animation Kit includes eight easy to assemble products, from a customisable Character Kit to a compact A2 Studio Stage – perfect for the bedroom animator. The kit is now available to pre-order on the Animation Toolkit website.
Westley Wood, Managing Director of Animation Toolkit says:
“It’s an honour to work with one of the finest stop-motion animation producers in the UK. The Wallace & Gromit films were inspirational to our development as a company and fuelled our desire to help others make stop-motion films. By its very nature, stop-motion puppet (armature) fabrication isn’t an easy task and doesn’t fall into the average person’s repertoire of DIY projects. We hope that these kits make the art more accessible to a vast range of storytellers, and help continue to grow and sustain creativity within this art form, for many years to come”.
Merlin Crossingham, Creative Director of Wallace & Gromit comments:
“The Aardman armature kits are perfect for student or amateur filmmakers to bring their characters life. I look forward to seeing the creativity and animation that the kits will support”.
See the Aardman Animation Kit in action below: