Join Aardman Founders Peter Lord and David Sproxton in London
Join Aardman founders Peter Lord and David Sproxton signing Aardman: An Epic Journey One Frame At A Time at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Sunday 18th November from 1 – 2pm
This fascinating and insightful behind-the-scenes story of the much-loved Aardman studios follows an extraordinary journey from humble beginnings to Hollywood, told in their own words by co-founders Peter Lord and David Sproxton.
For over forty years, Aardman has entertained and charmed the world, creating memorable stories and timeless animated characters that have gone on to become household names – including Wallace and Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Morph. But how did two teenagers experimenting with animation on an old kitchen table go on to create a world-class studio that conquered Hollywood?
This is an intimate, revealing and insightful behind-the-scenes story of Aardman, told in their own words by co-founders Peter Lord and David Sproxton and featuring Nick Park. The colourful account follows Peter and David’s extraordinary journey from their humble beginnings as penniless students, teaching themselves the craft of animation, and recounts the key moments that defined their careers and shaped Aardman into the British success story it is today.
Peter Lord and David Sproxton began their animating partnership as teenagers. While still at school, they created an animated film which was bought by the BBC for the children’s programme Vision On; it featured a super-hero character whom they called ‘Aardman’. After graduating from university in 1976 they moved to Bristol to try and earn a living making animated films. They soon received their first professional commission creating Morph for the BBC’s Take Hart. Peter and David were always interested in developing an adult audience for model animation and have continued to innovate and break new ground with different styles and techniques. They have remained at the helm of Aardman for over four decades, transforming the company from its humble table-top beginnings into a major, world class studio.
- Signed Aardman: An Epic Journey: Taken One Frame At A Time (Signed Hardcover Edition)