Every Aardman Animations Movie, Ranked

The Hobbledehoy agrees with the top of the list choices, Chicken Run and the Wallace & Gromit shorts. Each were brilliant. Haven’t seen Early Man yet. Have you? What did you think?



Shared from VULTURE 2/18
In honor of the studio’s latest film, Early Man, we look back at its groundbreaking animated films, including Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run.

The easiest way to tell if you’re watching a film produced by Aardman Animations, a British animation studio based out of Bristol, is to check for fingerprints. If you look closely enough at any frame of their stop-motion short or feature films, you can see fingerprint ridges left by an animator who literally moved the Plasticine figures with their own fingers to create movement and expression. Computer animation may be the dominant model for commercial cinema, but there may not be a better illustration of the power of “homemade” animation than literal impressions on the screen.

Founded in 1972 by Peter Lord and David Sproxton, Aardman made its name on the success of short films for British television, as well as featured animation work in music videos like Peter Gabriel’s [ . . . ]

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