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A grand success! : the Aardman journey, one frame at a time

Author: Peter Lord; David Sproxton; Matt Groening; Nick Park
Publisher: New York : Abrams Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Aardman Animations was founded in 1972 by Peter Lord and David Sproxton. Joined by animator Nick Park in 1985, Aardman pioneered a quirky, lovable style of stop-motion animation and is behind a string of unforgettable award-winning hits including Chicken Run, the highest-grossing stop-animated film of all time, and the Wallace & Gromit series. With 'A Grand Success!, ' Lord, Sproxton, and Park tell the inside story  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Lord; David Sproxton; Matt Groening; Nick Park
ISBN: 9781419729522 1419729527
OCLC Number: 1024101956
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 351 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword by Matt Groening --
Introduction by Nick Park --
Prologue: let's put on a show ... --
Teenage kicks --
Meta-morph-osis --
A new decade --
Nick Park --
Moving on up --
Oscar fever --
Growing pains --
A pitch in time --
Lost in New York --
Chicken Run --
A fable too far --
Rabbits and rats --
Such sweet sorrow --
Up in smoke --
A statement building --
Shaun the Sheep the superstar --
Bristol --
Celebrities on set --
Where do we go from here? --
Acknowledgements --
Index.
Responsibility: Peter Lord & David Sproxton ; foreword by Matt Groening ; introduction by Nick Park.

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Aardman Animations was founded in 1972 by Peter Lord and David Sproxton. Joined by animator Nick Park in 1985, Aardman pioneered a quirky, lovable style of stop-motion animation and is behind a string of unforgettable award-winning hits including Chicken Run, the highest-grossing stop-animated film of all time, and the Wallace & Gromit series. With 'A Grand Success!, ' Lord, Sproxton, and Park tell the inside story of the 45-year history of Aardman. From their first short films, made on a lark on their kitchen table, to advertisements and music videos, A Grand Success! recounts the adventures and challenges of developing their own unique style, growing their business, working with famous actors, and conquering Hollywood, all while animating at 24 painstaking moves per second.

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