History Creator / AardmanAnimations

23rd Oct '17 9:03:06 AM TargetmasterJoe
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* ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit''
** ''WesternAnimation/AGrandDayOut:'' the first Wallace and Gromit Short, it was released in 1989. It was nominated for the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Animated Short Film, but lost to Aardman's other work, ''WesternAnimation/CreatureComforts''.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheWrongTrousers:'' a 1993 short, it won the Academy Award for Animated Short Film that year.
** ''WesternAnimation/ACloseShave:'' released in 1995, it won the 1995 Academy Award for Animated Short Film.
** ''Cracking Contraptions:'' a set of 10:30 shorts that were released on the Internet, then later as a limited edition Region 2 DVD, and again as bonus material on the ''Curse of the Were-Rabbit'' DVD.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheCurseOfTheWereRabbit:'' a theatrical release full-length feature made in 2005. It is the first Wallace And Gromit that isn't a short, and it won not only the Academy Award for "Best Animated Feature", but also the British Academy Film Awards' "Best British Film", the British Comedy Awards' "Best Comedy Film", and the Hugo for "Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form", among many others.
** ''WesternAnimation/AMatterOfLoafAndDeath:'' short film released in 2008, Academy Award nominee for Animated Short Film the following year.
** ''Wallace and Gromit's World of Inventions:'' an educational TV program that started airing in 2010. Wallace talks about famous or revolutionary inventions with Gromit's assistance.

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* ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit''
''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit'':
** ''WesternAnimation/AGrandDayOut:'' ''WesternAnimation/AGrandDayOut'', the first Wallace and Gromit Short, it was released in 1989. It was nominated for the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Animated Short Film, but lost to Aardman's other work, ''WesternAnimation/CreatureComforts''.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheWrongTrousers:'' ''WesternAnimation/TheWrongTrousers'', a 1993 short, it won the Academy Award for Animated Short Film that year.
** ''WesternAnimation/ACloseShave:'' ''WesternAnimation/ACloseShave'', released in 1995, it won the 1995 Academy Award for Animated Short Film.
** ''Cracking Contraptions:'' Contraptions'', a set of 10:30 shorts that were released on the Internet, then later as a limited edition Region 2 DVD, and again as bonus material on the ''Curse of the Were-Rabbit'' DVD.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheCurseOfTheWereRabbit:'' ''WesternAnimation/TheCurseOfTheWereRabbit'', a theatrical release full-length feature made in 2005. It is the first Wallace And Gromit that isn't a short, and it won not only the Academy Award for "Best Animated Feature", but also the British Academy Film Awards' "Best British Film", the British Comedy Awards' "Best Comedy Film", and the Hugo for "Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form", among many others.
** ''WesternAnimation/AMatterOfLoafAndDeath:'' ''WesternAnimation/AMatterOfLoafAndDeath'', short film released in 2008, Academy Award nominee for Animated Short Film the following year.
** ''Wallace and Gromit's World of Inventions:'' Inventions'', an educational TV program that started airing in 2010. Wallace talks about famous or revolutionary inventions with Gromit's assistance.



* ''WesternAnimation/CreatureComforts:'' 1989 Academy Award winner for Animated Short Film, later adapted into a 2003 television series, with an American version in 2007.
* "WesternAnimation/NotWithoutMyHandbag", a 1993 short.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CreatureComforts:'' ''WesternAnimation/CreatureComforts'', a 1989 Academy Award winner for Animated Short Film, later adapted into a 2003 television series, with an American version in 2007.
* "WesternAnimation/NotWithoutMyHandbag", ''WesternAnimation/NotWithoutMyHandbag'', a 1993 short.



* ''WesternAnimation/RexTheRunt'': The studio's first primetime animated series, with two 13-episode seasons shown between 1998 and 2001 on BBC 2. Has become something of a CultClassic.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RexTheRunt'': ''WesternAnimation/RexTheRunt:'' The studio's first primetime animated series, with two 13-episode seasons shown between 1998 and 2001 on BBC 2. Has become something of a CultClassic.



* ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway:'' first CGI feature, and their last film made in cooperation with Creator/DreamWorks.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway:'' ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway'', first CGI feature, and their last film made in cooperation with Creator/DreamWorks.



* ''WesternAnimation/ShaunTheSheep:'' A television series that began in 2007 with a 40 episode season. It's a {{Spinoff}} centered on the character of Shaun, the sheep from ''A Close Shave''. It does not feature Wallace or Gromit, though. It is currently into its third season, and in 2008 won the Emmy for "Children's Production." A feature film was released in 2015.
* ''WesternAnimation/TimmyTime:'' a spin-off of ''Shaun the Sheep'' featuring Timmy the lamb and his friends at preschool; aimed at a younger audience than the previous examples.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ShaunTheSheep:'' A ''WesternAnimation/ShaunTheSheep'', a television series that began in 2007 with a 40 episode season. It's a {{Spinoff}} centered on the character of Shaun, the sheep from ''A Close Shave''. It does not feature Wallace or Gromit, though. It is currently into its third season, and in 2008 won the Emmy for "Children's Production." A feature film was released in 2015.
* ''WesternAnimation/TimmyTime:'' ''WesternAnimation/TimmyTime'', a spin-off of ''Shaun the Sheep'' featuring Timmy the lamb and his friends at preschool; aimed at a younger audience than the previous examples.



* ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists:'' their second work with [[Creator/SonyPicturesAnimation SPA]], based on the first in a series of books by Gideon Defoe, starring Creator/HughGrant, Creator/SalmaHayek, '''Creator/BrianBlessed''', Jeremy Piven, and also Creator/ImeldaStaunton, and narrated by Creator/CrispinFreeman. Outside the UK, it was called ''Pirates! Band of Misfits''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists:'' their second work with [[Creator/SonyPicturesAnimation SPA]], based on the first in a series of books by Gideon Defoe, starring Creator/HughGrant, Creator/SalmaHayek, '''Creator/BrianBlessed''', Jeremy Piven, and also Creator/ImeldaStaunton, and narrated by Creator/CrispinFreeman. Outside the UK, it was called ''Pirates! ''The Pirates! Band of Misfits''.



* ''Early Man'', the studio's second attempt at the story that eventually became ''WesternAnimation/TheCroods'' had Aardman and DWA not broken off their contract early.

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* ''Early Man'', ''WesternAnimation/EarlyMan'', the studio's second attempt at the story that eventually became ''WesternAnimation/TheCroods'' had Aardman and DWA not broken off their contract early.
13th Aug '17 12:28:09 AM jormis29
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists:'' their second work with [[Creator/SonyPicturesAnimation SPA]], based on the first in a series of books by Gideon Defoe, starring Creator/HughGrant, Creator/SalmaHayek, '''Creator/BrianBlessed''', Jeremy Piven, and also Imelda Staunton, and narrated by Creator/CrispinFreeman. Outside the UK, it was called ''Pirates! Band of Misfits''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists:'' their second work with [[Creator/SonyPicturesAnimation SPA]], based on the first in a series of books by Gideon Defoe, starring Creator/HughGrant, Creator/SalmaHayek, '''Creator/BrianBlessed''', Jeremy Piven, and also Imelda Staunton, Creator/ImeldaStaunton, and narrated by Creator/CrispinFreeman. Outside the UK, it was called ''Pirates! Band of Misfits''.
12th Aug '17 10:04:34 AM jamespolk
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* ''WesternAnimation/StageFright'', 1997 UsefulNotes/AcademyAward-winning short.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StageFright'', 1997 UsefulNotes/AcademyAward-winning BAFTA-winning short.
18th Jun '17 8:54:32 PM jormis29
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In the '80s, they began by producing ''The Amazing Adventures of Morph,'' a claymation series of children's shorts. Around this time, they hired a fresh-faced film school student named Nick Park to work for them on PeterGabriel's famed "Sledgehammer" video while he finished his thesis film, ''WesternAnimation/AGrandDayOut''. Park not only earned the studio it's first [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] with ''WesternAnimation/CreatureComforts'' (which was nominated against ''Grand Day Out''), but the characters from his thesis would become the first of the studio's flagship franchise, Franchise/WallaceAndGromit, for which they would later produce two more shorts and a feature film, all of which earned more Oscars.

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In the '80s, they began by producing ''The Amazing Adventures of Morph,'' a claymation series of children's shorts. Around this time, they hired a fresh-faced film school student named Nick Park Creator/NickPark to work for them on PeterGabriel's Music/PeterGabriel's famed "Sledgehammer" video while he finished his thesis film, ''WesternAnimation/AGrandDayOut''. Park not only earned the studio it's first [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] with ''WesternAnimation/CreatureComforts'' (which was nominated against ''Grand Day Out''), but the characters from his thesis would become the first of the studio's flagship franchise, Franchise/WallaceAndGromit, for which they would later produce two more shorts and a feature film, all of which earned more Oscars.
1st Jun '17 4:57:14 AM akaun6899
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In the late 90s, Aardman partnered with Creator/DreamWorksAnimation for a five-picture American distribution deal, which began with ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'' and, after [[ExecutiveMeddling some ugly behind-the-scenes politics]], abruptly ended with their third film, ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway''. They tried again a few years later with Creator/SonyPicturesAnimation, but ran into similar problems and broke it off after [[WesternAnimation/ArthurChristmas two]] [[WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists films]]. Their current partner is [=StudioCanal=]. They have also done the English dubs for the Belgian-produced ''WesternAnimation/ATownCalledPanic''.

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In the late 90s, Aardman partnered with Creator/DreamWorksAnimation for a five-picture American distribution deal, which began with ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'' and, after [[ExecutiveMeddling some ugly behind-the-scenes politics]], abruptly ended with their third film, ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway''. They tried again a few years later with Creator/SonyPicturesAnimation, but ran into similar problems and broke it off after [[WesternAnimation/ArthurChristmas two]] [[WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists films]]. Their current partner is [=StudioCanal=].The studio currently has a distribution deal with fellow European company [=StudioCanal=], with Creator/{{Lionsgate}} handling US distribution. They have also done the English dubs for the Belgian-produced ''WesternAnimation/ATownCalledPanic''.
26th Mar '17 10:42:37 AM akaun6899
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* ''Early Man'', the studio's second attempt at the story that eventually became ''WesternAnimation/TheCroods'' had Aardman and Dreamworks not broken off their contract early.

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* ''Early Man'', the studio's second attempt at the story that eventually became ''WesternAnimation/TheCroods'' had Aardman and Dreamworks DWA not broken off their contract early.
15th Mar '17 4:58:01 PM NWolfman
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* ''Early Man'', the studio's second attempt at the story that eventually became ''WesternAnimation/TheCroods'' had Aardman and Dreamworks not broken off their contract early.
24th Jan '17 9:04:09 PM akaun6899
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* ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun:'' The studio's first full-length feature, and the first of a planned 5-film collaboration with Creator/DreamWorksAnimation (which was cut short after three films).

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* ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun:'' The studio's first full-length feature, and the first of a planned 5-film collaboration with Creator/DreamWorksAnimation (which was cut short after three films). Distributed by French studio Pathé in Europe.
22nd Nov '16 8:12:14 AM MarkLungo
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In the late 90s, Aardman partnered with Creator/DreamWorksAnimation for a five-picture American distribution deal, which began with ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'' and, after [[ExecutiveMeddling some ugly behind-the-scenes politics]], abruptly ended with their third film, ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway''. They tried again a few years later with Creator/SonyPicturesAnimation, but ran into similar problems and broke it off after [[WesternAnimation/ArthurChristmas two]] [[WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists films]]. Their current partner is [=StudioCanal=]. They have also done the English dubs for the Belgian-produced ''Animation/ATownCalledPanic''.

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In the late 90s, Aardman partnered with Creator/DreamWorksAnimation for a five-picture American distribution deal, which began with ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'' and, after [[ExecutiveMeddling some ugly behind-the-scenes politics]], abruptly ended with their third film, ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway''. They tried again a few years later with Creator/SonyPicturesAnimation, but ran into similar problems and broke it off after [[WesternAnimation/ArthurChristmas two]] [[WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists films]]. Their current partner is [=StudioCanal=]. They have also done the English dubs for the Belgian-produced ''Animation/ATownCalledPanic''.
''WesternAnimation/ATownCalledPanic''.
4th Nov '16 5:59:21 PM Exxolon
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[[caption-width-right:350:Left to right: Rocky and Ginger from ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'', ''Morph'', ''WesternAnimation/ShaunTheSheep'' and ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit''.]]
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