Aardman combines with Nathan Love to create global animation giant

By John Glenday | Reporter

September 23, 2015 | 2 min read

Bristol- based animation firm Aardman has announced its acquisition of a majority stake in New York based Nathan Love to create Aardman Nathan Love.

Aardman Nathan Love

The deal will give the rebranded studio its first permanent production facility outside the UK and is a sign of its growing commitment to the advertising side of its business.

David Sproxton, co-founder and executive Chairman of Aardman said “Teaming up with an existing company gives us the opportunity to hit the ground running and a solid base from which to grow. This venture is not about sending work back to the UK. It’s about building a new business in New York for American agencies and we feel we can do this more effectively by being there.”

Joe Burrascano founder of Nathan Love, which produces advertising for clients and brands including Kellogg’s, Kraft, Pepsi, NBC Universal and Nickelodeon, added: “The partnership feels very natural, our values and philosophy are closely aligned, and the potential for what we can do together is incredibly inspiring.”

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Aardman, co-founded by peter Lord and David Sproxton, are specialists in the production of feature films, series, advertising and digital entertainment and are best known for their work on Wallace & Gromit.

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