Since the early 1970s, the renowned Aardman Animation has been creating incredible works that have spread entertainment and joy to the hearts of many. From their ‘Morph’ skits in the 70s and 80s, and ‘Creature Comforts’ in the early 2000s, through to their feature films spanning the last two decades, Aardman have shaped the most well-known and beloved stop-motion animation content of all time.
In the wake of another silver screen release – A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2019) – we’ve taken a look at the works of Aardman Animation and their spectacular feature films. Although each of these have been rated highly and in total have made around $1 billion worldwide, we’ve ranked them in order of absolute brilliance, for this: Aardman Animation Movies Ranked.
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7. Early Man (2018)
2018 saw Aardman’s release of Early Man, another highly anticipated stop-motion production.
The film follows a tribe of primitive Stone Age valley dwellers who have to defend their land from bronze-using invaders in a football match. The creative and pertinent story was entertaining for sure, using its sweet humour and unique visuals to kept young audiences coming back for a second and third viewing. Sadly it bombed at the box office.
6. Flushed Away (2006)
The third and final collaboration between Aardman and Dreamworks, Flushed Away was the company’s first computer-animated film as opposed to their usual stop-motion trajectory. Again, bringing a whole host of voice actors such as Hugh Jackman and Kate Winslet, this production received a BAFTA nomination, and even a video game was released. Enjoyed by children and adults worldwide, Flushed Away also boasts a fantastic soundtrack.
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5. The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)
Based on the book of the same name by Gideon Defoe, The Pirates! was Aardman’s first stop-motion ‘claymation’ film since Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit in 2005. Boasting a host of famous voices, this film follows the Pirate Captain and his crew of amateur pirates in their attempt to win the Pirate of the Year competition. This imaginative and amusing feature grossed highly at the box office and only narrowly missed out on an Academy Award in 2013.