Chicken Run Studio At Risk Of Running Out Of Clay, Only Enough Left To Finish 1 More Movie

Aardman Animations, the studio behind Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit, is facing a potentially dire shortage of their claymation material.

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  • Aardman Animations, the renowned British studio known for their stop-motion movies, may be in trouble due to a shortage of the material they use.
  • The material, Lewis Newplast, is only made by a factory that recently closed down, and Aardman Animations has limited stock left.
  • Without a solution, the studio may only have enough material for their upcoming Wallace & Gromit feature, putting the future of their movies in jeopardy.



Aardman Animations, the studio behind Chicken Run, is facing a crisis. The British company was founded in 1972 and is primarily known for their stop-motion and claymation characters including Wallace and Gromit. 2000’s Chicken Run, which follows a group of chickens attempting to escape a prisonlike farm, was their first feature-length movie. They have so far followed that with eight more movies, including Shaun the Sheep Movie, Early Man, and the upcoming sequel Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget.

Per The Telegraph, the future of Aardman may be in jeopardy. The company’s stop-motion projects have been made from a material known as Lewis Newplast, which was only made by a single factory that closed down this past March. Although they bought out the remainder of the factory’s stock, the company may only have enough material left to complete their upcoming 2024 Wallace & Gromit feature and no further Aardman Animations movies unless something can be done.

Wallace and Gromit catching rabbits.

More to come…

Source: The Telegraph

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