Aardman's adeptness of engaging audiences with compelling stories told through animation, has earned the company a deserved worldwide reputation. Their award-winning work produces a unique brand of independent film alongside work for broadcast and advertising spots. The studio has had ten Oscar® nominations, and has won four. Established in 1976, Aardman is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016.
Aardman Animations biggest global brand, Shaun the Sheep is a brand loved by the whole family with a core audience of 5-11 year olds and a secondary audience of tweens and teens. Shaun is the star of the series now consisting of more than 150 episodes available on Amazon. The Oscar nominated Summer 2015 theatrical release garnered more than $100MM worldwide. The Shaun movie sequel is currently in development with a planned release of Spring 2019. Shaun enjoys great success on YouTube with, literally, hundreds of millions of downloads in addition to over 5 million Facebook fans.
Shaun The Sheep products and promotions are well established in major territories around the world including McDonalds Happy Meal programs in the UK, Europe and Asia as well as an exclusive worldwide apparel program with Uniglo. Toys, publishing and apparel are the backbone of the Shaun The Sheep programs in many territories and are being pursued for the US market as well.
Wallace and Gromit
The classic, award-winning animation from Nick Park, features Wallace, the eccentric inventor and Gromit, his trusted canine friend. The duo have starred in the shorts: A Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave as well as the Academy-award winning The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. VOD via Amazon, Netflix and iTunes.