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Early Man Teaser Trailer


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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Eddie Redmayne Cast In New Aardman Animations Movie 'Early Man'


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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 RedmayneEddie Redmayne will be the star of Aardman's new animation 'Early Man' in 2018

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'Shaun The Sheep' Has 100% On Rotten Tomatoes. It's The Best Film Ever.


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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.

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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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Nick Park - 'Shaun the Sheep Movie' European Premiere at the Vue West End, Leicester Square, London at Vue West End Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 25th January 2015

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Nick Park - Shaun The Sheep Movie - UK film premiere held at the Vue West End - Arrivals. - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 25th January 2015

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Say Baa! New Shaun The Sheep Movie Trailer Released


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Fans of animated sheep are in for a treat; a new trailer has been released for Shaun the Sheep: The Movie.

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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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'Shaun The Sheep' First Trailer Released: The Flock Go On A Big City Adventure In New Movie [Trailer + Pictures]


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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.

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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.

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Aardman Begins Shooting 'Shaun The Sheep Movie,' Set For 2015


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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.

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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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Want To Bring Back 'Morph'? Then Back The Kickstarter Campaign!


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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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Gromit Auction Raises 2.3 Million For Children's Hospital Charity


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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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World's Greatest Effects Guru Ray Harryhausen Dies Aged 92


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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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Nick Park - Nick Park , London England - at The Radio Times Covers Party 2011 held at Claridge's Hotel. Tuesday 18th January 2011

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Nick Park - Sunday 8th February 2009 at BAFTA London, England

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Nick Park - Tuesday 20th January 2009 at Dorchester Hotel London, England

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Chicken Run Review


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Since the beginning of time (or at least the domestication of animals), the chicken has been man's feathered enigma. Like so many of its feathered friends, it has fallen into the realm of the metaphor (i.e. "He's a chicken."). Unlike so many of its edible counterparts, it has survived the hassles of religious communities unscathed (no one will persecute you for eating a chicken wing). It has found its way into the realm of ontological questions (which came first: the chicken or the egg), as well as into sanguine curiosity (why does a chicken continue running around after you cut its head off?). It has become the basic standard for all foods (tastes like chicken). It has changed with the times, entering the debate about genetic engineering (see the accusations against KFC using frank-n-roosters). It has even, through its progeny, entered into the world of our children (I do not like green eggs and ham, I do not like them Sam I am). As long as civilization has existed, the chicken has haunted our collective hubris with its often-charming idiocy.

Amongst both edible entrees and feathered friends, the chicken is the idiot God...

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Early Man Teaser Trailer

Early Man Teaser Trailer

From were-rabbits to sabre-toothed bunny rabbits, Nick Park returns with a Stone Age adventure featuring...

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Movie Review

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Movie Review

There are roughly 255 solid laughs in the full-length animated feature Wallace & Gromit: The...

Chicken Run Movie Review

Chicken Run Movie Review

Since the beginning of time (or at least the domestication of animals), the chicken has...

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