OSCAR SUCCESS FOR AARDMAN
Nick Park and Steve Box win The Oscar for ‘Best Animated Feature’
Aardman were delighted last night when they picked up an Oscar for the Best Animated Feature.
Commenting on this fantastic news Nick Park said “Both Steve Box and myself are just overjoyed and feel very privileged to have won this Oscar. The crew at Aardman deserve this award for all the fantastic work they put into making Curse of the Were Rabbit such a success around the world.”
The Oscar winning feature was shot extensively with motion control equipment (twenty eight out of the thirty five units were motion control units). Aardman used three of their Milo Motion control rigs and eight steppers units supplied by us here at Mark Roberts Motion Control! “The shooting schedules were entirely worked out around the availability of the Milos because of the flexibility and range that they possess” says Tom Barnes, Aardman Features Head of cameras. “The other motion control equipment is just not capable of moves of such complexity plus all the MRMC equipment worked flawlessly for the continuous year and a half of filming.”