Contrary to some reports in the media at the moment Aardman is not moving overseas! If we are not able to secure government support for our industry we will have to consider putting some of our production overseas for some of our future TV productions in order to take advantage of the government support that some of our overseas competitors enjoy. Aardman remains committed to Bristol and to the UK!
The issue surfaced in the media because of the publication of a report by an alliance of British Animation producers entitled ‘Securing The Future of UK Animation’.
Briefly the report puts forward the case that the UK animation Industry, that was until recently very successful,Â is now in crisis. Subsidies and government support for the animation industries of Ireland, Canada, France, Benelux, much of South-East Europe, Australia, Germany and Singapore, to name but a few, have distorted the market for kids’ animation in particular and put the UK at a huge disadvantage.