What maker cannot help but love Aardman Animations? Today, you can meet a few of the brilliant artists who bring Aardman’s irresistible characters to life during our LIVE Maker Camp Hangout on Air at 11am Pacific time (2pm Eastern) on makercamp.com or the Maker Camp Google+ Community.
Aardman produces a lot of true classics of animation. You may not know their name, but you definitely know their characters! In the maker community and the world at large, this surprisingly small British studio is probably best known for its wildly creative and sweetly funny series Wallace & Gromit, featuring the clueless but kind human inventor and his far more clever canine companion. That ficitional duo is always hard at work on their latest invention, whether that’s down in the basement or dodging dishes full of Wensleydale up on their kitchen table. If we lived in their clay world, we’re sure Wallace (or rather, Gromit) would knock our socks off at the local Maker Faire.
True Aardman fans will know not only the popular, half-hour short A Close Shave, but a wonderful television series featuring one of the supporting characters: Shaun the Sheep. Like his old pals Wallace and Gromit, Shaun is always sketching out smart schemes to get himself and his fellow farm residents out of hot water. This spinoff’s title character was recently voted the UK’s “favourite” BBC children’s TV character of all time. He’s got such maker cred, he’s teaching kids how to code through Shaun’s Game Academy!
And not only will Shaun headline Aardman’s upcoming feature film, he will be the subject of the featured step-by-step project on today’s Maker Camp! What a way to kick off Make:Believe week!