Aardman Animations, the venerable Bristol, UK-based animation studio, announced today that it has acquired a majority share in New York City animation commercial production studio Nathan Love.
The new company, which will be rebranded Aardman Nathan Love, will focus primarily on advertising work. It is Aardman’s first permanent production facility outside of the UK.
“Teaming up with an existing company gives us the opportunity to hit the ground running and a solid base from which to grow,” said David Sproxton, co-founder and executive chairman of Aardman. “This venture is not about sending work back to the UK. It’s about building a new business in New York for American agencies and we feel we can do this more effectively by being there.”