September 30, 2012
By Ian Hall
Aardman Animations is synonymous with high-quality stop-motion film. The studio made its name with successful feature films including Flushed Away, Chicken Run and Arthur Christmas as well as the cult-classic Wallace and Gromit series.
The studios’ latest film, Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists is the most advanced yet, and is widely considered to be the world’s first full stop-motion visual effects movie. The extensive 1,550 visual effects shots in the film bring together exciting chases across oceans, crowds of rowdy pirates and dazzling landscapes from foggy London to the sunny Caribbean.