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Aardman "considering offshoring stop-frame animation"

Head of TV Miles Bullough tells Radio 4 there is a crisis in the UK's TV animation industry.
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Homegrown shows are being lost to cheaper overseas competitors, resulting in a crisis in the UK's TV animation industry.

That was the view of Aardman's head of TV, Miles Bullough when he appeared on Radio 4's World This Weekend show.

The main problem, is that while films made in the UK can receive a 15-20 per cent tax credit from the government, UK TV animation doesn't receive anything.

"When a company like Aardman is considering offshoring stop-frame animation, which we are at the moment, something's got to be wrong," Bullough said.

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