Popular British stop-motion studio Aardman Animations acquired shares in respected New York animation production house Nathan Love to create a new company called Aardman Nathan Love.
Nathan Love was founded by Joe Burrascano in 2007 with a focus on commercials. Now Nathan Love is the go-to animation company for popular brands such as Kellogg’s, Kraft, Pepsi, NBC Universal, and Nickelodeon. You can explore a collection of the studio’s work here.
This new collaboration will be the first time Aardman has branched out to a permanent production facility outside of the UK, firmly demonstrating the company’s commitment to its advertising business.
David Sproxton, co-founder and Executive Chairman of Aardman, expressed that:
“We’re so excited to welcome ‘Nathan Love’ to the ‘Aardman’ family. 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. ‘Aardman’s’ vision is to be the most inspirational animation company in the world, in the eyes of its talent, partners and audiences, for generations to come. ‘Aardman Nathan Love’ will allow us to expand this vision in the US.”
Joe Burrascano, founder of Nathan Love, also commented on the partnership:
“We couldn’t be more thrilled about joining the ‘Aardman’ family. The partnership feels very natural, our values and philosophy are closely aligned, and the potential for what we can do together is incredibly inspiring. We hope agencies and clients will feel the same way, and that in working with us they will have access to a unique wealth of talent and storytelling experience.”
Check out the video below that ANL (Aardman Nathan Love) described as “the world’s most epic logo reveal for the world’s most epic partnership”:
What do you think of Aardman’s and Nathan Love’s animation? Will this be a worthwhile partnership?
Edited by: Kelly Conley