An AcademyAward winning British animation studio founded in 1975 that specializes in {{claymation}}. They began by producing shorts for children's programming on Creator/TheBBC. In 1989 they won their first Oscar for ''WesternAnimation/CreatureComforts.'' They've made four 30 minute short films starring ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit,'' two of which won [[AcademyAward Oscars]] for best animated short film, and one feature-length film. Their art style is quite distinctive and their characters share certain features. Formerly had a production deal with Creator/DreamWorksAnimation, and has formed a new deal with Creator/ColumbiaPictures (Creator/{{Sony}}).

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!!Works include the following:
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* ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit''
** ''WesternAnimation/AGrandDayOut:'' the first Wallace and Gromit Short, it was released in 1989. It was nominated for the 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.
* Morph, a plasticine man who [[TheUnintelligible spoke in gibberish]] and could change into shapes. He originally appeared in 1977 during one-minute shorts on ''Take Hart'' and later his own shows.
* ''WesternAnimation/CreatureComforts:'' 1989 Academy Award winner for Animated Short Film, later adapted into a 2003 television series, with an American version in 2007.
* ''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/ChickenRun:'' The studio's first full-length feature, and the first of a planned 5-film collaboration with Creator/DreamWorks (which was cut short after three films).
* ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway:'' first CGI feature, and their last film made in cooperation with Dreamworks.
* The ''Penny'' cartoons seen on ''PeeWeesPlayhouse.''
* Peter Gabriel's "Big Time" and "Sledgehammer" videos.
* ''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."
* ''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/ArthurChristmas:'' their first collaboration with [[OpenSeason Sony]] [[SurfsUp Pictures]] [[CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs Animation]], starring James [=McAvoy=], Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton among others.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists:'' their second work with SPA, based on the first in a series of books by Gideon Defoe, starring Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek, '''[[BrianBlessed BRIAN BLESSED]]''', Jeremy Piven, and also Imelda Staunton, and narrated by Creator/CrispinFreeman.
* ''World's Funnest:'' A series of shorts starring childlike version of Batman and Superman for Cartoon Network's DC Nation block.
* ''WesternAnimation/ChopSockyChooks'', a short-lived TV series for Cartoon Network featuring kung-fu chickens (really)
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