Aardman : hilarious clay caper resolution

So, apparently, the studio behind Chicken Run, Wallace and Gromit and more, Aardman Animations, had fans in a bit of a panic when news broke that they were running out of clay. I mean, can you imagine the chaos if they ran out of clay for Wallace and Gromit? It would be like the end of the world! But fear not, my clay-loving friends, because Aardman has reassured everyone that they’ve got plenty of clay to keep on churning out those iconic stop-motion masterpieces for years to come.

In a statement posted on social media, Aardman said, “We are touched about recent concern over the future of our beloved clay creations, but wanted to reassure fans that there is absolutely no need to worry. ⁠We have high levels of existing stocks of modelling clay to service current and future productions and, much like Wallace in his workshop, we have been tinkering away behind the scenes for quite some time with plans in place to ensure a smooth transition to new stocks to continue to make our iconic productions.”

Whew, crisis averted! It turns out that the whole clay shortage scare was a bit of an overreaction. The studio had apparently purchased the last of the remaining Lewis Newplast modeling clay from their supplier, but this would have only lasted them for one more picture. However, it seems that they’ve got things under control and are well-prepared to keep bringing us more Aardman magic.

And speaking of Aardman magic, there’s some pretty exciting stuff on the horizon. The much-anticipated sequel to Chicken Run, subtitled Dawn of the Nugget, is set to arrive on Netflix on December 15th. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been counting down the days for this! And let’s not forget about the next Wallace and Gromit feature, which will be the first since the Oscar-winning The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Can you believe it’s been that long since we’ve had a new Wallace and Gromit adventure? I can’t wait to see what they’ve got in store for us.

For those of you who might not be familiar with Aardman, they’ve been gracing us with their stop-motion brilliance since their feature debut with 2000’s Chicken Run. Since then, they’ve brought us classics like The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Flushed Away, a couple of Shaun the Sheep movies, and more. It’s safe to say that they’ve earned their place in the stop-motion hall of fame.

So, dear readers, what is your favorite Aardman Animations production? Are you as excited as I am for the upcoming Chicken Run sequel and the return of Wallace and Gromit? Let us know your thoughts and join us in breathing a collective sigh of relief that Aardman is not going to run out of clay anytime soon!

I don’t know about you, but I could watch that on repeat all day. Long live Aardman Animations and their endless supply of clay!

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