Cracking Animation

The Aardman Book of 3-D Animation


The bestselling guide to the history and processes behind stop-motion animation


ISBN: 9780500291993 Category:

Peter Lord, Brian Sibley


This is the expanded and definitive edition of Cracking Animation, the smash hit guide to the history and processes behind stop-motion animation. This book invites you to marvel at the multi-Oscar-winning artistry, inventiveness and distinctive warmth of Aardman Animations’ masterpieces – including Wallace & Gromit, Chicken Run and Shaun the Sheep, immerse yourself in the following never-before-seen material:

• ‘The Aardman Showcase’: a brand new chapter offering exclusive interviews with the producer and director of Aardman’s latest blockbuster, Shaun the Sheep; the Movie

• ‘Making a Film’: a special segment giving you unprecedented behind-the-scenes insight into the making of The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!

• A revised chapter on CGI technology that explores and celebrates the very latest, up-to-the-minute developments in the field

Cracking Animation is an indispensable guide to the process of 3-D animation. It is packed with practical, fully illustrated and step-by-step descriptions of all the elements involved. This is quite simply the best publication on stop-motion animation – not only cracking good fun for fans of Aardman, but also a must-read for anyone with an interest in animated film.

Additional information

Weight 1206 g
Dimensions 24 x 24.9 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 September 2015
Number of pages 272
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 24 x 24.9 cm
Weight 1206 g

Peter Lord is the founder of Aardman Animations.

Brian Sibley is the author of numerous books, including The Disney Studio Story and Shadowlands: The Story of C. S. Lewis and Joy Davidman.