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Aardman Animations, Ltd.
Private company limited by shares
Industry Animation
Founded 12 April 1972; 50 years ago (1972-04-12)
Founders Peter Lord
David Sproxton
Headquarters Gas Ferry Road, ,
England
Number of locations
5
Area served
Bristol, Stamford
Key people
Peter Lord
Nick Park
David Sproxton
Barry Purves
Divisions
  • Aardman Features
  • Aardman Digital
  • Aardman Commercials
  • Aardman Broadcast
  • Aardman International
  • Aardman Rights
  • Aardman Effects
  • Aardman Nathan Love

Aardman Animations, Ltd. (also known as Aardman Studios, simply Aardman or Aardman Animation) is a British animation studio based in Bristol, England. It is known for films made using stop-motion clay animation techniques, particularly those featuring its Plasticine characters Wallace and Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, and Morph. After some experimental computer-animated short films during the late 1990s, beginning with Owzat (1997), Aardman entered the computer animation market with Flushed Away (2006). As of February 2020, it had earned $1.1 billion worldwide, with an average $134.7 million per film. Aardman's films have been consistently very well received, and their stop-motion films are among the highest-grossing produced, with their debut, Chicken Run (2000), being their top-grossing film as well as the highest-grossing stop-motion film of all time.

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