Low-budget features and South American contenders are competing alongside Pixar this year.
“Inside Out” scores a best screenplay nod, “Minions” gets its first major nomination, and animation legend Richard Williams is nominated in the shorts category.
The tenth time’s the charm for Blue Sky Studios.
Aardman’s low-budget, big-picture animation continues to compete in our blockbuster marketplace, with stop-motion animation more real than hyperreal CGI.
The minds behind “Shaun” hold forth for an informative half-hour on making (much) more with (much) less.
The Aardman theatrical animation brand has become all but obsolete in the United States.
Aardman’s adaptation of “Shaun the Sheep” is a critically acclaimed wonder. Will American audiences appreciate it?
How many Americans even know ‘Shaun the Sheep’ has a feature film coming out in less than a month?
The stop-motion film will arrive in the U.S. in August.
Starting out as a side character in the Wallace and Gromit short “A Close Shave” (1995), Shaun the Sheep became an unlikely franchise star. After getting his own line of merchandise and a spin-off television series (which was popular enough to spawn its own spin-off, “Timmy Time”) Shaun is set to become the subject of Aardman’s next feature in spring 2015. The film currently doesn’t appear to have a U.S. distributor.