Aardman merges with Nathan Love

Published on: 24th September 2015

Animation firm Aardman has announced its acquisition of New York based animation studio, Nathan Love.

Aardman-480The merge will see Aardman, the stop-motion studio behind Shaun the Sheep, establish its first production facility outside of the UK.

The deal marks Aardman’s growing focus on the advertising sector of its business. The new company, named Aardman Nathan Love, will create advertising for high profile clients and brands including Kellogg’s, Kraft, Pepsi, Nickelodeon, NBC and Universal.

David Sproxton, co-founder and executive chairman of Aardman, commented: “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, 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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