Aardman Animations has run out of clay

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Aardman Animations, house of Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run, solely has sufficient clay for yet one more film.

Aardman animations, the British stop-motion studio that introduced you a plethora of Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run films, is taken into account to be one of one of the best animations studios out there.

However, mentioned studio is at the moment in a disaster: It has run out of clay. No, that’s not a joke.

The clay, which is moulded to be able to create their stop-motion flicks, has dwindled, to the purpose the place apparently there’s solely sufficient left for yet one more film.

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Aardman Animations solely has sufficient clay for an additional Wallace and Gromit

You could also be questioning how the studio has managed to run out of clay, however in accordance with The Telegraph, Aardman required and used a particular kind of clay referred to as Lewis Newplast to be able to create their iconic movies. According to someone who beforehand did work expertise on the studio, the clay “could be put right into a ‘cooker’ so it got here out comfortable for sculpting.”

Said clay had been used because the studio’s inception within the early Nineteen Seventies, however the manufacturing facility that manufactured the clay shut down this earlier March. Aardman had some inventory constructed up, however now that inventory is dwindling, to the the purpose the place there’s solely sufficient for his or her subsequent film, which will probably be one other Wallace and Gromit stint.

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Of course, all just isn’t misplaced. The hunt is at the moment on for a alternative clay, which wants to have the ability to maintain scorching studio lights whereas additionally being malleable sufficient to reside as much as the status of earlier Aardman films.

As for followers of Aardman Animations, there has been a rallying outcry of assist and concern for the studio, each in sombre and hilarious methods. Check out some of the reactions on X (previously Twitter) beneath:

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Thankfully, the upcoming Chicken Run sequel, Dawn of the Nugget, will probably be unaffected by this scarcity, and will probably be hitting Netflix on December 15. Find out extra right here.

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