Aardman (of Wallace & Gromit fame) plays Ragtag this weekend!

The BEST OF AARDMAN ANIMATIONS plays the weekend of August 13.

This brilliant collection includes the original Academy Award winning Creature Comforts, the NYICFF Grand Prize winning Humdrum and A Matter of Loaf and Death, plus Rex the Runt, Shaun the Sheep, and other mini masterpieces encompassing 25 years of creative output from Nick Park, Peter Lord, Richard "Golly" Goleszowski, Peter Peake, Chris Sadler and the other claymation geniuses at Aardman Animations.

These inspired plasticine creations embody the best of Aardman's slyly subversive wit and expressive style, and bubble over with a warmth and humanity that only such lovingly handmade films can convey.

Aardman was founded in 1976 as a low-budget project by Peter Lord and David Sproxton, who wanted to realise their dream of producing an animated motion picture. Park also developed the world-famous clay modelled shorts featuring the adventures of Wallace & Gromit, a comical pair of friends: Wallace being a naive English green-knitted-vest-wearing inventor, and Gromit his best friend, the intelligent but silent dog. The pair undertake many adventures such as A Grand Day Out (1989), The Wrong Trousers (1993) and A Close Shave (1995), the latter two winning Academy awards. In 2000 Aardman Studios produced their first feature film, Chicken Run.