The Pirates! Band of Misfits. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.

Aardman Features

April 25–May 13, 2012

Aardman, an animation studio based in Bristol, England, is best known for the distinctive personality and humor of its stop-motion animation featuring the beloved characters Wallace and Gromit. Aardman has also moved successfully into computer animation and 3-D. Its new film The Pirates! Band of Misfits is an ambitious and delightful blend, combining Claymation characters, a wooden boat, and computer-generated seas and scenery. Its release by Sony Pictures Animation creates a perfect opportunity to look at Aardman’s first three features, and get a sneak preview of their latest.