And I realized I should post here the short which got them their first Oscar in 1990, for Best Animated Short, the delightfully offbeat and unique, Creature Comforts, directed by one of Aardman's co-founders and guiding lights, Nick Park. How good is Aardman? The same year it won for Creature Comforts, the company also had a second nomination in the same category, for A Grand Day Out.
I believe that the success and whimsy of Creature Comforts spun it off into a TV series in England, or at least a series of animated shorts done in the same style. I shall say no more. You'll see --