Aardman Animations is a British stop motion animation studio founded by Peter Lord and David Sproxton in 1972. Nick Park joined Aardman in 1986, bringing his creations Wallace and Gromit with him.

Aardman's early work was in creating inserts for Vision On, a television series aimed at deaf children. Lord and Sproxton went on to create the character of Morph for the children's art programme Take Hart, who went on to have a series of his own.

Aardman also made the video for Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer", in which Gabriel himself was used as a stop-motion model (a process called pixilation, which was also used in the Aardman series Angry Kid, featuring an actor wearing a mask, and in the video for "Road to Nowhere" by Talking Heads which was not made by Aardman).

Three Aardman films, all directed by Nick Park, have won Oscars.

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1 Aardman productions
2 External links

Aardman productions


  • Sledgehammer for Peter Gabriel


TV series

Short films

  • Creature Comforts - 1990 Oscar, animated short
  • Adam - 1992 Oscar nomination
  • Wat's Pig -1996 Oscar nomination
  • Not Without My Handbag
  • A Grand Day Out - Wallace and Gromit
  • The Wrong Trousers - Wallace and Gromit
  • A Close Shave - Wallace and Gromit

Feature films


External links