UK stays as a country with many talents and artists in animation and gaming industry. Animation content made from UK from top UK animation companies are top notch and original. Today post will be about the top 3 animation companies in UK that be loved most across the world.

Aardman Animations

Aardman Studio was founded in 1972 by Peter Lord and David Sproxton, who initially produced top-searched BBC shows such as The Amazing Adventures of Morph, Rex the Runt and Wallace & Gromit’s Cracking Contraptions.
Aardman Animations has many collaboration contracts signed with animation top companies such as DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Animation to make feature films. In 2002, their show’s Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Many of the animation films produced or partly produced by Aardman Studio earned high profitability and received very high Rotten Tomatoes ratings.

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British studio Aardman are known all over the world for their famed stop-motion clay animations – indeed all of their movies are ranked among the highest-grossing stop motion films of all time, with Chicken Run topping them all! Aardman Studio partnered with other teams and contributed to produce many animation hits such as The Pirates! Band of Misfits and Shaun the Sheep.

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Aardman Studio always put the art of claymation before everything else, which makes this studio a rarity in the cartoon world of today.

Some of the studio’s notable works include Chicken Run, Flushed Away, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

Magic Light Pictures

Founded in 2003, Magic Light studio works mainly in a computer-animated medium. This London-based production company, Magic Light, is known for its charming adaptations of hugely successful children’s stories, many of which written by English writer Julia Donaldson who had many best-seller books known worldwide to kiddie. This studio chose to bring books to life through animation. Magic Light Pictures is an Oscar nominated, and BAFTA winning creator of family entertainment.

Some of the studio’s notable works include The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale.

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Magic Light’s films includes feature films such as animation Chico & Rita, comedy thriller Wild Target as well as Oscar Nominated animations, The Gruffalo and Revolting Rhymes.

Locksmith

Locksmith was founded in 2014 by Smith and Lockhart, industry veterans previously worked for UK’s top animation companies – Aardman Animations.

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Locksmith is pitching itself as the U.K.’s only studio dedicated to high-end cg features and aim to produce “comedy adventures, with heart.” Their budgets will land in the range of $75–$100 million —the upper-mid range for major U.S. studios.

Thanks to financial backing from Elisabeth Murdoch, media executive and daughter of media tycoon Rupert, Locksmith was able to aim itself for high-end CG feature and afford a production team that can realized their goals.

Animation on Locksmith’s films is handled by DNEG, a major production house in London. DNEG hires Pixar Veteran, Andrew Gordon as Head of Character Animation. Gordon earned for himself the VES Award for outstanding character animation in an animated motion picture. Gordon was the major animator/ character designer and directing animator for the sequel for Monster Inc as well as Finding Nemo’s Marlin.

Locksmith studio recently had a multi-film deal with Warner Bros.

Below is Ron’s Gone Wrong – a film project between Locksmith and Disney, that’s plan to be released in Oct 2021.

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