Royal Mail has released a set of stamps commemorating beloved Aardman Animations characters including Wallace and Gromit, Morph and Shaun The Sheep.
The Bristol-based animation studio was founded in 1972 and is best known for its films that use clay and stop motion animation techniques.
The British postal service company has teamed up with Aardman to feature some of their most famous characters on a new set of eight stamps. These include fan favorites like Wallace and Gromit, Feathers McGraw, Shaun The Sheep, Timmy, Robin, Morph and Chas, Frank The Tortoise and Rocky and Ginger.
Speaking about the partnership, David Gold, Royal Mail’s Director of Foreign Affairs and Policy said: “This stamp set is sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face. These instantly recognizable, iconic cartoon characters have found a place in our hearts. We’re sure they’ll add a bit of fun to any envelope.”
In addition to the eight stamps, an exclusive miniature paper, created especially for the Royal Mail by Aardman, will also be available.
On miniature paper, Wallace and Gromit celebrate four of their favorite cracking moments by displaying them proudly on their wall, in their recognizable home at 62 West Wallaby Street.
Key moments on the stamp include moments from Wallace and Gromit’s animated short films A Matter Of Loaf And Death, The Wrong T pants, A Close Shave and A Grand Day Out.
Aardman CEO Sean Clarke said: “We are delighted to partner with Royal Mail to celebrate some of our most iconic characters in this fun and colorful stamp series.
“We’ve had the pleasure of creating films featuring these much-loved characters over the past 40 years, so it’s an honor for the studio to receive the royal seal of approval. this.
“It’s a true testament to all the hard work that goes into creating these products and we’re sure our fans will love them.”
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Aardman was founded by Peter Lord and David Sproxton.
Lord, 67, and Sproxton, 68, began to gain widespread recognition after creating the now-recognizable shape-shifting clay figure Morph for the BBC series Take Hart.
Aardman was also responsible for creating some of the most successful stop-motion films, including Chicken Run, after British animator Nick Park joined the company.
Aardman collaboration stamps are now available for pre-order from www.royalmail.com/aardman and will be open for general sale from October 19.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/wallace-and-gromit-and-morph-among-familiar-faces-on-new-royal-mail-stamps-42056258.html Wallace and Gromit and Morph among familiar faces on new Royal Mail stamps