Briefly: Aardman Animation has a big presence in movie theaters this year and next, as the company is prepping two animated features for release. There’s the CGI family holiday film Arthur Christmas, for which we just saw a pair of new trailers. And then there’s Pirates!, which is a stop-motion picture that looks like quite a bit of fun.

And now Aardman’s Nick Park, the man most famously responsible for Wallace & Gromit, is reportedly writing a new feature that does not feature his famous inventor/canine duo. Read More »

Aardman Animation is moving into 3D CGI holiday fare with Arthur Christmas, which stars James McAvoy as the title character in a story “which at last reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child’s question: ‘So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?’ The answer: Santa’s exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole.”

The voice cast also features Bill Nighy,Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton and Ashley Jensen, and now you can see a bit of the film at work. A teaser has just landed, and you’ll find it after the break. Read More »

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Even if you’ve never played any of the video games from the Raving Rabbids series, there’s a good chance that you’ve caught some of the wacky antics that can be expected from them during a commercial break or two. The series is a spin-off of the Rayman line of games, and is based around a species of mischievous, maniacal rodents that serve as the antagonists of the franchise. Since their many media appearances, they’ve grown in popularity so much that they’ve even managed to eclipse the original series that spawned them.

And as with anything that grows popular, there’s no hesitation to capitalize on it: A Raving Rabbids TV show is currently in the works, and the studio producing it is none other than Aardman Animation. Learn more after the break. Read More »