Aardman Nathan Love: a new partnership in the US

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Aardman have announced their acquisition of the well respected New York based animation company, Nathan Love forming what’s to be known as - Aardman Nathan Love. The partnering of these two exciting animation studios gives Aardman the solid base they need in the US as they continue to grow the company’s commitment to advertising business.

Peter Lord (left), Joe Burrascano (centre) and David Sproxton (right) Peter Lord (left), Joe Burrascano (centre) and David Sproxton (right)

Nathan Love is already an established animation production studio in New York, creating content for big brands such as Kellogg’s, Kraft, Pepsi, NBC Universal and Nickelodeon. Joe Burrascano who formed the company in 2007 said, “We couldn’t be more thrilled about joining the Aardman family. The partnership feels very natural, our values and philosophy are closely aligned, and the potential for what we can do together is incredibly inspiring. We hope agencies and clients will feel the same way, and that in working with us they will have access to a unique wealth of talent and storytelling experience.”

AardmanPartnershipPeter Lord (left), Joe Burrascano (centre) and David Sproxton (right)

David Sproxton, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Aardman, commented on the decision to create this New York based company saying;

“We’re so excited to welcome Nathan Love to the Aardman family. Teaming up with an existing company gives us the opportunity to hit the ground running and a solid base from which to grow. This venture is not about sending work back to the UK. It’s about building a new business in New York for American agencies and we feel we can do this more effectively by being there. Aardman’s vision is to be the most inspirational animation company in the World, in the eyes of its talent, partners and audiences, for generations to come. Aardman Nathan Love will allow us to expand this vision in the US”

Aardman is one of our long standing customers and we wish both the UK and US teams every success for the future of this new venture. We completely agree with Joe in saying that the potential for what these two studios can do together is incredibly inspiring. Some very exciting times ahead we have no doubt!