Aardman Animation has been a part of my life for such a long time now. I used to love watching Morph on Tony Hart’s various TV programmes as a kid. Although I suspect that’s something which is particularly unique to those of us who grew up in the UK. I’m not sure if Morph ever made it over the pond to the US? Then, of course, there were the Creature Comforts shorts that first appeared as adverts for electric heating before becoming a series in their own right.
Of course, the characters that are the most synonymous with Aardman Animation, and their creator Nick Park, are Wallace and Gromit. Like every one of my generation I grew up watching everybody’s favourite dog and inventor duo. Whether it was travelling to the moon in a Grand Day Out, dealing with a villainous penguin in The Wrong Trousers (which is still a high watermark for me) or taking on a robot dog in A Close Shave.
To celebrate the release of Aardman Animation’s latest film, Early Man, I’ve decided to put together a ranking of the seven feature films to come out of Aardman Animation to date. There will be spoilers for pretty much everything although I’ll do my best to avoid spoiling Early Man as it’s only just been released!
(Use the links below to navigate through the pages.)