Aardman Animated Films, Ranked | RBC

Aardman Animation has made many great stop-motion movies over the years. Here’s where each of them ranks with reviews.

Since its inception in 1972, Aardman Animations has become famous for its stop-motion animation works. The company has produced several critically acclaimed animated shorts, TV shows and movies. All of Aardman Animation’s films are certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and have green ratings on Metacritic, but even with this incredible level of quality, some of their films are definitely better than others.

Here are all the motion pictures released by Aardman Animations ranked by their average scores on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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Far – 73.5

Sid and Roddy in Flushed Away

The last film Aardman released in partnership with DreamWorks, and their first fully CGI-animated film, Distant centers on a mouse who gets flushed down the toilet and down the drain and must find a way to get home. Hugh Jackman and Kate Winslet provide the voices of the main protagonists while Ian McKellen voices the villain. Despite positive reviews, Distant underperformed at the box office and caused DreamWorks to lose a lot of money.

First Man – 74

Distant might have been a box office disappointment, but 2018 first man was a real bomb. That said, it had the downside of opening in the US the same weekend as Marvel Studios. Black Panther. It also didn’t help that some critics, while finding the film enjoyable, felt that the story of a caveman saving his tribe from invaders by challenging them to a football game was a step up from compared to previous Aardman films.

The Pirates! On an adventure with scientists – 79.5

Known in some parts of the world as The Pirates! Gang of Misfits, this animated comedy about a group of pirates trying to win the Pirate of the Year award was supposed to be the first in a series of films, as it was an adaptation of the first book in a series of novels. . Although the film was well received and nominated for the Best Animated Feature Oscar, its lackluster box office returns meant Sony was not keen on making a sequel. At least the characters gave audiences the “Well, yes, but actually no” meme.

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Arthur Noel – 80.5

The Pirates was Aardman’s second and final film released by Sony, but the first was Arthur Christmas. This holiday film followed Santa’s son as he set out to deliver a present to a little girl after her father failed to deliver on Christmas Eve and featured the voices of James McAvoy and Bill Nighy. Like many of Aardman’s more recent films, positive reviews haven’t exactly led to massive sums of money. At least the film is viewed fondly today.

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon – 87.5

One of Aardman’s most popular characters is Shaun the Sheep, a troublemaking sheep who constantly causes trouble for his flock. Shaun’s most recent adventure was Farmageddon, which saw him help an alien get home while avoiding a shady organization trying to capture the alien. Despite another small run at the box office, it was a hit with critics and was Aardman’s fourth film to be nominated for Best Animated Feature, but lost to Soul.

Shaun the Sheep Movie – 90

A film by Shaun the Sheep

Farmageddon was actually Shaun the Sheep’s second film. The first, simply titled Shaun the Sheep Movie, is a simpler tale where Shaun and his herd travel to the big city to rescue their farmer while being chased by an animal hunter. The film received as much success as the sequel, but was an even bigger financial success.

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Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit – 91

wallace and grumbles the curse of the were-rabbit

Shaun the Sheep originally appeared in a short centered around Wallace and Gromit, an inventor and his dog, respectively. Their great theatrical adventure, Curse of the Were-Rabbit, sees the duo try to save their local vegetable competition from a mysterious creature. As the second theatrical film released by Aardman, it is currently their only film to have won them an Oscar.

Chicken Coop – 92.5

Featured Chicken Run

Aardman’s first and still best film is Chicken coop. The story of a group of chickens trying to escape from a farm that seeks to turn them into meat pies, starring the voices of Mel Gibson and Timothy Spall, still holds the distinction of being the movie. highest-grossing stop-motion animation film of all time. More than two decades later, a sequel is finally in development, slated for release in 2023.

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