From were-rabbits to sabre-toothed bunny rabbits, Nick Park returns with a Stone Age adventure featuring characters in the world's favourite stop-motion animation style. But sabre-toothed bunnies are not, of course, the only creatures these cave men and women have to worry about; this is a time when prehistoric beasts like dinosaurs and woolly mammoths are roaming everywhere. Soon though, one brave caveman named Dug along with his pet warthog Hognob decides he must bring his rather timid tribe together if he wants to save them from one major nemesis which threatens the peace of their lives for good; the dastardly Bronze Age. But, unexpectedly, that battle soon turns into modern day football.
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Redmayne will be voicing the part of 'Dug', an underdog caveman with a warthog sidekick in a prehistoric adventure comedy, due in January 2018.
The Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne has been cast to provide a voiceover role in Aardman Animation’s new comedy adventure Early Man, in what is the studio’s first feature film project in over a decade.
Redmayne is to play the part of Dug, a plucky caveman character who works with his cheeky side warthog sidekick Hognob in a prehistoric caper as they unite their tribe against the mighty ‘Bronze Age’ “in a battle to beat them at their own game”. The movie is due to be released on January 26th, 2018.
Eddie Redmayne will be the star of Aardman's new animation 'Early Man' in 2018
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'Shaun the Sheep' holds a higher score on Rotten Tomatoes than 'Paddington'.
As movie critic Mark Kermode puts it: there's two things you can rely on in the movie world: Disney and Woody Allen. There's a serious argument to add Aardman Animations to that list and the studio's latest movie, the modestly marketed Shaun the Sheep, hits cinemas in the UK this weekend and it currently holds a perfect 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Shaun the Sheep is critically acclaimed
We last saw Shaun in the 1995 short film A Close Shave and in an episode from the 2002 Wallace and Gromit's Cracking Contraptions series. This time, his mischievousness leads to the Farmer being taken away from the farm, leaving Shaun, Bitzer and the flick heading to the big city to rescue him.
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Shaun the Sheep is gearing up for his biggest adventure yet in his first movie.
Fans of animated sheep are in for a treat; a new trailer has been released for Shaun the Sheep: The Movie.
The stop-motion caper by Aardman Animation sees the woolly hero go on an adventure in the big city, where he is tasked with rescuing the Farmer who has left after being unable to cope with Shaun's mischief. He's joined by his fluffy pals including Shirley, Timmy and the rest of the flock, as well as Bitzer the hapless sheepdog. There will also be a few new faces in the former of an animal warden called Trumper and a street-smart oprhan dog called Slip.
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Life's a treat with Shaun the Sheep!
The hilarious first trailer has been released for the Shaun The Sheep, the movie for the animated spin-off of Nick Park's well-loved Wallace and Gromit franchise. The children's animated television series centres on the titular sheep and his friends' antics around the farm on which they live.
Shaun The Sheep Will Be Taking His Cheeky Prankster Antics To The Big Screen.
The movie sees Aardman Animations team up with Studio Canal and has been directed and written by Mark Burton, the writer for 2005's hugely successful The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, and Richard Starzack in their directorial debut.
It's all go on the 'Shaun the Sheep' movie.
StudioCanal and Aardman has begun shooting The Shaun the Sheep Movie, set to open in UK cinemas on March 20, 2015. Richard Starzak, the director of the movie who has helmed the TV series for the last five years, said: "We're really excited to have started shooting although we may have to start Bitzer's shots later once he's out of A&E having had his nose fixed!" Mark Burton, co-writer of Curse of the Were-Rabbit, co-directs and has penned the script.
In the new movie, Shaun's mischief inadvertently leads to the farmer being taken away from his farm. Shaun, Bitzer and the flock must brave the big city to rescue him.
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Pay up and you'll get more stop-motion action. It's simple.
Tapping into the nostalgia gland of anyone brought up in the 70s and 80s, a Kickstarter campaign from Aardman Animation – the creator’s of Wallace and Gromit – promises to bring back the lovable clay-constituted Morph, should they raise enough money.
The cheeky little fella will be back in 12 new one-minute episodes using the traditional clay and stop-frame animation if the required £75,000 is collected. It comes after news that Aardman are developing a Shaun the Sheep movie.
“We plan to make a series of all new Morph episodes and we’d love you, his loyal fans, and maybe also you, his new fans, we’d love you to be involved,” reads the Kickstarter blurb. “But we don’t want to second guess what you want. Get involved in the production. Contribute ideas, gags. Tell us what you want to see.”
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Millions raised in Wallace and Gromit statue auction for Bristol Hospital charity.
Organisers of Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal left shocked after more than £2.3 million was raised for charity following the Gromit auction in Bristol.
The 81 sculptures were designed by a variety of companies and proved so popular with the public as they were put on display at Beacon House, Bristol last month for a huge exhibition called 'The Greatest Dog Show On Earth', that many of the statues went for thousands.
One titled Gromit Lightyear was a 'Toy Story' take on the Nick Park character and went for an incredible £65,000.
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Ray Harryhausen has receiving glowing tributes from the likes of Steven Spielberg, James Cameron and George Lucas.
Ray Harryhausen, a visual effects guru often considered to have been the finest in the movie business, has died aged 92. Best known for his pioneering work on Star Wars, Jason and the Argonauts and Clash of the Titans, Harryhausen made his models by hand and shot them frame by frame to create some of the best-know sequences in cinema.
The technique was taken up by the likes of Nick Park, co-creator of the Wallace & Gromit movies who called Harryhausen "one of the true greats" this week. Star Wars creator George Lucas said that without him "there would likely have been no Star Wars." Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright said, "I loved every single frame of Ray Harryhausen's work.He was the man who made me believe in monsters."
Harryhausen's finest moment came when he animated seven skeletons who came to life in Jason and the Argonauts - a sequence that took three months to film, according to BBC News.
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