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Hiddleston to voice the villainous Lord Nooth in next Aardman/Studiocanal collaboration.
Hiddleston joins the cast voicing the pompous Lord Nooth, governor of the Bronze Age town - a money-loving tyrant and rival to the film’s Stone Age hero, Dug (Eddie Redmayne).
Nick Park said of the casting: “Tom is a wonderful actor and it’s so thrilling to see him bring our comic villain to life with his amazing talent, energy and enthusiasm. It is a great privilege to work with Tom and I’m so excited to see his character Lord Nooth emerge on screen!”
Hiddleston added: “I’ve been a fan of Nick Park and Aardman for as long as I can remember, and am incredibly honoured to be working with Nick and the team on this adventure. I’m thrilled »
Aardman Animation and StudioCanal have announced that Tom Hiddleston has signed on to the cast of Nick Park’s prehistoric comedy adventure Early Man, where he is set to voice the villain, he ridiculously pompous Lord Nooth, governor of the Bronze Age town – a money-loving tyrant and rival to the film’s Stone Age hero, Dug (Eddie Redmayne).
“I’ve been a fan of Nick Park and Aardman for as long as I can remember, and am incredibly honoured to be working with Nick and the team on this adventure,” said Hiddleston. “I’m thrilled to be able to breathe some semblance of life into this hysterical villain and to work with Eddie for the first time. Early Man made me laugh out loud when I read it. Lord Nooth is larger than life in every respect. I can’t wait for audiences to meet him.”
“Tom is a wonderful »
- Gary Collinson
Nick Park’s return to stop-motion animation has been a long, long time coming. Granted, the writer-director had a hand in last year’s Shaun the Sheep Movie, but you’d have to cast your mind back to 2005’s The Curse of the Were-Rabbit to locate the last time Park stepped behind the camera to direct. Early Man changes all that.
It’s the latest collaboration between StudioCanal and the creative minds at Aardman, and has already set Fantastic Beasts star Eddie Redmayne in the leading role of Dug, hero of the Stone Age. Now, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that both studios have zeroed in on his nemesis, Lord Nooth, who will be played by The Night Manager‘s Tom Hiddleston.
Who is Lord Nooth, exactly? THR’s report reveals that Hiddleston’s character is a “ridiculously pompous” governor/tyrant of the Bronze Age town who will be causing »
- Michael Briers
Tom Hiddleston has joined the cast of Aardman Animation's prehistoric comedy adventure Early Man. He will voice Lord Nooth, a "ridiculously pompous" governor of the Bronze Age town, who is described as a money-loving tyrant and rival to the film's Stone Age hero Dug, played by Eddie Redmayne. Studiocanal is fully-financing the project, which is directed by Nick Park, and will be shopping the project to buyers at the American Film Market next month. Story is set at the… »
Nick Park's long-awaited next animated film with Aardman has added the voice of yet another British A-lister. Tom Hiddleston has now joined the cast of the prehistoric comedy adventure, Early Man, accompanying Eddie Redmayne who was announced in May. In an announcement made Thursday by StudioCanal and Aardman, The Night Manager star is set to voice the "ridiculously pompous" Lord Nooth, governor of the Bronze Age town – a "money-loving tyrant" and rival to the film’s Stone Age hero, Dug (Redmayne) "Tom is a wonderful actor and it’s so thrilling to see him bring our comic villain
- Alex Ritman
Nick Park’s Early Man has officially began production, and to celebrate Aardman and Studio Canal have released a first look image and character animation video for the prehistoric comedy adventure, which we have for you here…
Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of how plucky caveman Dug, along with sidekick Hognob, unites his tribe against the mighty Bronze Age in a battle to beat them at their own game. It also marks Nick Park’s first feature film since Academy Award® winning Wallace And Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-rabbit. Early Man unleashes an unforgettable cast of hilarious new characters.
- Amie Cranswick
Prehistoric comedy Early Man, the latest stop-motion effort from Studiocanal and the creative minds at Aardman, has officially entered production and to celebrate, both studios have lifted the lid on the delightful first teaser for Nick Park’s upcoming feature.
Whisking moviegoers back to the dawn of time, Early Man places Fantastic Beasts star Eddie Redmayne in the role of Dug, a plucky – if slightly clumsy – caveman who works to create a sense of unity among his tribe right around the advent of the Bronze Age. He won’t do so alone, loyal sidekick Hognob is along for the ride, one which will seemingly involve giant woolly mammoths and dinosaurs, with today’s sneak peek hinting at an oncoming T-Rex. For all of Dug’s courage, we’re guessing a primitive spear won’t be much use against a towering dino.
A hot-seller at last year’s Cannes, Nick Park »
- Michael Briers
His first feature film since the Academy Award winning Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, director Nick Park has begun production on Aardman’s latest stop motion adventure, Early Man, and to celebrate that fact, the first look at the prehistoric comedy has come our featuring plucky cave man Dug (Eddie Redmayne) and his faithful sidekick Hognob, who must unite his tribe against the mighty Bronze Age. Further casting should be announced in the coming weeks. The animation is as charming as you would expect from the beloved studio, and while we have to wait till January 26th 2018 for the finished product, it is enough to get Aardman and animation fans excited. »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
The beacons! The beacons are lit! There will be a day when the age of men comes crashing down, but it is not this day! Ahem, sorry. I’m just very excited about this news, news of a great director returning to his dusty, yet patiently waiting, director’s chair. Nick Park, the Oscar-winning director of Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-rabbit, has begun filming on his newest film, Early... Read More »
- Matt Rooney
Principal photopgrahy is underway on Early Man, the prehistoric comedy adventure from Wallace And Gromit and Shaun The Sheep creators Aardman Animations, which has released a first video of characters in the movie.
Eddie Redmayne is voicing lead character Doug, a plucky caveman who, along with his sidekick Hognob, unites his tribe against a looming threat ti their existence.
Aardman are producing with Studiocanal - following their collaboration on Shaun The Sheep in 2015 - with the latter co-financing and distributing in its own territories, the UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand, as well as selling worldwide.
The BFI is supporting the project’s development and production with National Lottery funding. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom Grater)
With production just beginning on Aardman and Studiocanal’s prehistoric comedy Early Man, the team has released the first character animation (check it out above). Nick Park is directing the film that’s set at the dawn of time and tells the story of plucky caveman Dug and his sidekick Hognob. Eddie Redmayne is the voice of Dug. The stop-motion pic was a hot pre-seller for Studiocanal at Cannes in 2015 and reteams the company with Aardman after last year’s hit Shaun The She… »
National treasure Nick Park is thankfully behind the camera once again to follow up his Oscar-winning dalliance with Wallace and Gromit to tell a less contemporary story. Early Man is now in production and Aardman have released a teaser video giving us a good look at the new Jurassic Park. Here’s our titular hero, who […]
- Jon Lyus
Bristol-based Aardman Animation have today released a brand new image and some of the first animation from their upcoming feature Early Man, Nick Park’s new prehistoric comedy adventure which as officially begun production in the UK.
The first clip features character animation of the film’s hero Dug and his sidekick Hognob, who also feature in the new image (above).
Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of how plucky caveman Dug, along with sidekick Hognob, unites his tribe against the mighty Bronze Age in a battle to beat them at their own game. It also marks Nick Park’s first feature film since Academy Award® winning Wallace and Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit.
Eddie Redmayne has previously been announced as the voice of Dug, with further casting announcements expected in the coming weeks.
Check out the new, »
- Paul Heath
Nick Park is back! The Oscar-winning animator and creator of the much-loved Wallace and Gromit films has – after more than a decade away – returned to the director's chair. Work on his latest feature, Early Man, has now begun at Aardman's studios in Bristol in the U.K., with the first image – and a short video – unveiled showing the film's hero Dug and his sidekick Hognob. Set in the prehistoric era at the dawn of time, Early Man follows plucky caveman Dug – voiced by Eddie Redmayne – as he unites his tribe against the
- Alex Ritman
Sean Wilson Sep 16, 2016
With Kubo & The Two Strings now playing, we salute some of our favourite stop motion animated movies...
With Laika's visually sumptuous and breathtaking stop motion masterpiece Kubo And The Two Strings dazzling audiences throughout the country, what better time to celebrate this singular and remarkable art form?
The effect is created when an on-screen character or object is carefully manipulated one frame at a time, leading to an illusion of movement during playback - and such fiendishly intricate work, which takes years of dedication, deserves to be honoured. Here are the greatest examples of stop motion movie mastery.
The Humpty Dumpty Circus (1898)
What defines the elusive appeal of stop motion? Surely a great deal of it is down to the blend of the recognisable and the uncanny: an simulation of recognisably human movement that still has a touch of the fantastical about it. These contradictions were put »
Ah, August, that glorious month when summer officially overstays its welcome and everyone begins praying for a respite from the blistering temperatures. With kids staying home on summer break and working stiffs having already blown through their vacation days by mid-June, there's no better time for an extended hunker-down in the living room. Netflix teams with Baz Luhrmann for a frenetic new birth-of-hip-hop drama, David Cross gives his acerbic State of the Union address in a new special, and a recent Coen brothers masterpiece comes online. Top off that iced »
Once upon a time, a young film enthusiast was taken by Willis O’Brien’s work in King Kong and decided to devote his life to making fantastical films and memorable creatures that would be remembered for generations to come. This young man was Ray Harryhausen, and the newly released documentary by Gilles Penso, Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan showcases Harryhausen’s passions and the passions they inflamed and inspired in others, including such film personalities as Guillermo Del Toro, Steven Spielberg, Terry Gillian, John Landis, and Peter Jackson.
Recently released by Arrow video, the documentary is an obvious labor of love for all involved, as the interview subjects all seem very enthusiastic while discussing Harryhausen and his overlooked contribution to cinema, which has carried on a unique legacy with his use of stop motion animation and the often times ridiculously detailed puppets used to create countless characters and sequences »
- Derek Botelho
Amazon Prime Day is here, and with it, a bevy of deals for your entertainment-loving heart. In order to plow through the massive list of deals being offered to Amazon Prime members — it is called Amazon Prime Day for a reason — we’ve narrowed down some of the many offerings for 18 tried and tested IndieWire favorites, spanning both film and television, available with some very special streaming deals today only. Take a look, and start saving now.
“Edge of Tomorrow” ($0.99, 80% off)
In a summer full of lousy Hollywood fare, go back to 2014 and re-experience Doug Liman’s brilliant sci-fi romp. Written by master screenwriter Chris McQuarrie, “Edge of Tomorrow” pushes Tom Cruise to rock bottom and kills him off in the first 10 minutes. And then does it again, and again and a few dozen more times. Consider it a video game movie that doesn’t need video game source material to make it work, »
- Russell Goldman and Sarah Colvin
Release the Kraken! They're only now releasing this Blu-ray in the U.S.. The patron saint of every special effect fan gets the royal treatment in this career overview capped with industry testimonials and rare film items from a cache of 35mm outtakes found packed away in Rh's storeroom. Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan Region B Blu-ray Arrow Video Us 2011 / Color / 1:78 widescreen / 97 min. / Street Date June 28, 2016 / 19.95 Starring Ray Harryhausen, Peter Jackson, Nick Park, Phil Tippet, Randy Cook, Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam, Tony Dalton, Dennis Muren, John Landis, Ray Bradbury, Ken Ralston, Martine Beswick, Vanessa Harryhausen, Caroline Munro, Guillermo del Toro, Joe Dante, John Lasseter, James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Henry Selick. Original Music Alexandre Poncet Produced by Tony Dalton, Alexandre Poncet Written and Directed by Gilles Penso
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
The time has long passed that Ray Harryhausen was merely a cult figure. By the release of Golden Voyage »
- Glenn Erickson
Aardman Animations is the most successful animation company in British film history; its films have generated worldwide box office revenue of close to $1 billion and it is a cherished international brand.
Despite its global success, however, Aardman still considers itself to be a niche player in the ultra competitive Us animation market.
Sproxton and Lord were in Annecy to give a keynote address, Aardman At 40, and to collect a “personality of the year award” from the festival.
The company, which has worked closely with DreamWorks and Sony in the past, now finances its films in Europe, often on smaller budgets than those commanded by the Us »
- email@example.com (Geoffrey Macnab)
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