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14 Facts About Aardman
Aardman's films have been consistently very well received, and their stop-motion films are among the highest-grossing produced, with their 2000 debut, Chicken Run, being their top-grossing film, as well as the highest-grossing stop-motion film of all time.
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Aardman was founded in 1972 as a low-budget project by Peter Lord and David Sproxton, who wanted to realise their dream of producing an animated motion picture.
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Aardman created the title sequence for The Great Egg Race and supplied animation for the multiple award-winning music video of Peter Gabriel's song "Sledgehammer".
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Later Aardman produced a number of shorts for Channel 4, including the Conversation Pieces series.
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The next year, Aardman released a new Wallace and Gromit short film, called A Matter of Loaf and Death.
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In 2008, Aardman joined with Channel 4 and Lupus Films to launch a user-generated content animation portal called 4mations.
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From December 2008, Aardman started posting various flash games on Newgrounds, the majority of which are based on Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep.
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In 2009, Nintendo announced that Aardman would make twelve short films using only Flipnote Studio.
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Aardman has stated that the name came from a combination of "Aardvark" and "Superman" for the reason that they found aardvark to be a particularly funny word.
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Aardman is the co-creator of the Finnish-British animated series Moominvalley, based on the Moomins books.
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Aardman Animation has produced a number of animated features, shorts, videos and TV series, as well as adverts.
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