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Greenpeace Aardman Turtle Journey

Aardman creates film for Greenpeace to highlight global ocean crisis

The animated film features characters voiced by Academy Award®- winning actors

Aardman: Animating Early Man exhibition opens at Bristol’s M Shed

Fans of Aardman’s 2018 film Early Man will be able to explore the making of the movie in a new ‘behind the scenes’ exhibition at Bristol’s M Shed.

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Aardman appointed as distribution partner for preschool property, Pop Paper City

Aardman’s International Sales and Acquisitions arm has been appointed as distribution partner for LoveLove Films' new preschool series, Pop Paper City.

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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.

Aardman's Lucy Izzard directs animation to celebrate 30th birthday of LGBT equality charity, Stonewall

Aardman is proud to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of LGBT equality charity, Stonewall with creative agency, Mr. President. Original Stonewall founder Sir Ian McKellen lends his infamous baritone voice to the animated film from BAFTA-nominated Lucy Izzard.

Efteling launches new 3D film in collaboration with Aardman

Aardman's first piece of original content for a theme park environment is launched in collaboration with Efteling


Tesco has brought back more iconic characters from across the decades, as second ad to celebrate its 100th anniversary airs on TV and appears on billboards, bus stops and in newspapers across Britain.

Animated film 'New Mindset' is launched on World Mental Health Day

Stephen Fry voices new Aardman animation on the shocking state of mental health worldwide

Shaun the Sheep scoops International Emmy Award for half hour Llama Drama

Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer's Llamas has been awarded an International Emmy® Award for Best Animation at a ceremony in Cannes last night.

Aardman and British Council launch ‘Learning Time with Timmy' online series

Aardman and British Council extend ‘Learning Time with Timmy' brand with educational series for early years English language learners.

Aardman produce stunning SCI-FI animation for BBC Radio 4 Mars season

Aardman and BBC Radio 4 release pulp-fiction style animation narrated by William Shatner to kick off season of Mars programmes.

Aardman welcome Daniel Hope to directorial roster

Aardman announce the signing of animation director Daniel Hope.


Shaun and the flock return for a brand new series causing more mayhem on Mossy Bottom Farm this Autumn

NSPCC team with Aardman to create 'Talk Pants' awareness animation

Aardman has created a new animation for UK children's charity NSPCC to help parents keep children safe from abuse.

Aardman & Driven create epic #ToadOff campaign for Vimto

Aardman create dynamic CG animated campaign for Vimto's brand new re-mix product range

Aardman and Braun showcase precision styling with stop motion masterpiece

Braun have teamed up with Aardman to create a novel animated film to showcase their latest precision styling range

Aardman and Caroline bring 'Mac' to life for Macular Society charity campaign

Creative agency Caroline partners with Aardman to boost new charity campaign for the Macular Society

Next series of Morph to debut on new Sky Kids App

Aardman's Morph to launch new series episodes on Sky's new Sky Kids app

Aardman go inside Stephen Hawking's head for BBC Radio 4

Aardman produce short film to accompany Professor Stephen Hawking's Reith Lecture

Aardman announce 2018 release dates for 'Early Man'

Aardman and StudioCanal today announce 2018 release dates for Aardman's hilarious new adventure, 'Early Man' directed by Nick Park.

Aardman and Google ATAP's Spotlight Stories debut their first original short

Aardman and Google ATAP debut their first original Spotlight Story short 'Special delivery' to YouTube

The class of 2015: Aardman Academy student graduation

12 graduates celebrate their Aardman Academy and NFTS Certificate in Character Animation at industry graduation screening event in Bristol.

BBC One celebrates 40 Years of Aardman with Boxing Day documentary

The special documentary “A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman” will premiere on Boxing Day, 26th December at 2:25pm.

Aardman, NFTS & Creative Skillset launch 2015 Animation Course

Studio demonstrates ongoing commitment to develop homegrown industry talent with Aardman Academy

Aardman join UNICEF & Global Goals to produce World’s Largest Lesson

Produced by Aardman and directed by Arthur Cox the animated short is part of a campaign that hopes to teach nearly 500 million children how to build a sustainable future for all.

Angry Kid returns with Series 3 on YouTube

Aardman's offbeat adult series makes a comeback with hilarious new shorts.

Get ready for Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer's Llamas!

Aardman announced today that it is in production with Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas, the first ever Shaun the Sheep thirty-minute special which is due to air on BBC One later this year.

Cracking Animation: Behind the Scenes with Aardman in LA

This Summer Aardman Co-founder and Executive Chairman David Sproxton and Cinematographer Dave Alex Riddett will be taking part in a number of special events hosted by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles.

Aardman and STUDIOCANAL announce new Nick Park film

Aardman and STUDIOCANAL are announcing the new Aardman Studios film 'Early Man' by four time Academy Award winner Nick Park.

Wiltshire pupil has winning storyboard brought to life by Aardman and IntoFilm

Aardman have animated 13-year-old Hannah Mason's short film storyboard following a national storyboarding competition hosted by the film and education charity Into Film, the IPO and the Industry Trust for IP Awareness.

Aardman and BFI launch partnership for developing new animated feature films

BFI Aardman Animation Development Lab to offer support and professional, hands-on experience to emerging talent with a passion for creating animated family films

Aardman and BBC Wales bring Dylan Thomas Poem to Life

Dylan Thomas poem brought to life in new animated film to be premiered on national poetry day

Aardman and NFTS drive Animation Industry Internship Scheme

UK powerhouses join forces to develop homegrown industry talent

Aardman and Deki present the story of ‘Brigitte, Bruno and Ben’

Aardman and Bristol Charity ‘Deki’ have released a special 70 second film entitled ‘Brigitte, Bruno and Ben’. The film demonstrates through animation how a loan of just £10 can change the lives of an entire family in the developing world.

Shaun the Sheep voted the nation’s best loved BBC children’s TV character

Shaun the Sheep has been voted the nation’s favourite BBC children’s TV character of all time in a poll conducted by Radio Times, the UK’s biggest selling quality magazine. Shaun, the sheep who doesn’t like to follow the flock, beat Postman Pat and Sooty & Sweep to second and third place respectively.

Aardman creates film to mark the opening of IWM London’s new First World War Galleries

To mark the opening of new First World War Galleries at IWM London on 19 July and the wider centenary commemorations, Aardman has created a special short film Flight of the Stories, which will be screened online and in cinemas from today, 7 July.

Morph returns with brand new YouTube Series

It’s over thirty years since Peter Lord and David Sproxton at Aardman Animations first crafted a little character out of terracotta clay called Morph. But three decades on, the little guy is back, with his side-kick Chas of course!

Aardman and NFTS launch new character animation course

A new three month Certificate in Character Animation will be taught at Aardman by industry professionals to meet rising demand for skills in the UK.

Aardman, with Stephen Fry and Alistair McGowan, present ‘The Lonely Dodo’ for Durrell Conservation

This week saw the worldwide release of The Lonely Dodo, a four-minute Aardman short created for international conservation charity, Durrell, to highlight the worldwide plight of endangered species.

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