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Simon Brew Mar 17, 2017
From the director of Wallace & Gromit: Curse Of The Were-Rabbit comes Early Man. Here's the first trailer...
We know of two films in the works at one of our favourite animation studios, Aardman, right now. There’s a sequel to the delightful Shaun The Sheep: The Movie. But before that, Nick Park is directing a feature for the first time since Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit. This, chums, is mighty exciting news.
The feature in question is Early Man, that features the voice talents of Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston and Maisie Williams. Furthermore, it’s now been confirmed that Timothy Spall, Richard Ayoade, Mark Williams, Gina Yashere, Simon Greenall and Selina Griffiths are lending their tones to the film too.
A first trailer for the movie has been released as well, which gives us a fuller flavour as to what to expect. Take a mooch right here… »
Slated for January of 2018, today brings forth the very first teaser trailer for Nick Park’s old-timey adventure flick, and fans of Aardman’s decorated body of work (see: Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run) ought to feel right at home. Up above, we’re introduced to plucky caveman Dug (Redmayne), a hero from the Stone Age with more courage than sense.
Placed at the forefront of his hapless tribe – here we see Dug’s allies scuppering a hunting trip, blissfully unaware that they’re creating too much noise – Redmayne’s protagonist spearheads a fight against the mighty Lord Nooth (Hiddleston), a ridiculously pompous governor/tyrant who hails from a neighboring Bronze Age town. Williams, meanwhile, is attached to the part of Goona, »
- Michael Briers
After being behind some of the best animations of the last few decades, Aardman Animations, and specifically director Nick Park, will return in 2018. This time around, they’ll be heading back to the prehistoric era in Early Man, which depicts the adventures of a caveman and his sidekick. Ahead of a release in 2018, the first teaser trailer has now arrived.
Sporting a playful vibe that will be familiar to anyone that has seen Aardman’s work, we are introduced to our lead characters before a hunt turns into a threat. It’s a delightful, quick look for what’s sure to be among our most-anticipated films next year. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, and Timothy Spall, as well as “The Tribe,” played by Richard Ayoade, Selina Griffiths, Johnny Vegas, Mark Williams, Gina Yashere, and Simon Greenall, check out the trailer below.
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- Jordan Raup
Author: Jon Lyus
The early bird gets the worm, the early man gets the trailer. Which is an appalling way to tell you that Aardman and Studiocanal have just released the first teaser trailer for Nick Park’s new film – Early Man.
The teaser poster was revealed yesterday showcased a number of iconic Aardman characters. Wallace, Gromit, those chickens from Chicken Run, Shaun and a collection of Sheep and leading the pack – Dug and Hognob. They are picking up the baton with this original film from Park and his Bristol team, and the trailer is a solid reminder of why we love their films.
The announcement also came with a number of additions to the cast. Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston and Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams were already signed on to lead the voice cast, but a number of British comedy legends have also been announced. Timothy Spall will play Chief Bobnar, »
- Jon Lyus
‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ (Courtesy: Laika)
By: Carson Blackwelder
If the nominations for best animated feature this year tell us anything it’s that we might be experiencing a comeback for stop-motion animation. Two of this year’s nominees are stop-motion films: Kubo and the Two Strings (a critically acclaimed letdown at the box office) and My Life as a Zucchini (which just so happens to be a foreign film, too). Let’s look at the relatively recent history of the best animated feature category to see how stop-motion is coming into its own and theorize on why that could be happening.
In addition to Kubo and the Two Strings and My Life as a Zucchini in the best animated feature category, there’s a solid showing by other styles. There are two Disney hits, Zootopia and Moana, that feature computer animation and one Studio Ghibli underdog, »
- Carson Blackwelder
Maisie joins the cast voicing Goona, the gallant and indomitable rebel who befriends the film’s hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne), and helps steer him through the clash of the Stone Age and Bronze Age civilisations.
Director Nick Park said of the casting: “Maisie is a terrific actress, and she is of course no stranger to embodying a valiant heroine. I’m most excited to see her breathe life into Goona – I know she’ll be the perfect ally to Eddie’s Dug”.
Maisie added: “I’m a huge Aardman fan – having the chance to work with Nick Park is a dream come true, especially as I get to voice such a fantastic character as Goona. I can’t wait for audiences to meet her”.
Set at the dawn of time, »
- Paul Heath
Author: Zehra Phelan
Big news has arrived for Aardman Animation fans with Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams having been confirmed as the newest voice to join the cast for award-winning Nick Park’s (Wallace and Gromit) next animated prehistoric comedy adventure, Early Man.
Maisie, who has previously won Young British Performer at the London Critics Circle Film Awards and Best Breakthrough Performance at The Evening Standard British Film Awards for her role in The Falling, joins an already outstanding voice cast with the likes of Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hiddleston already confirmed to voice the characters of Dug and Lord Nooth. At this very minute, it is said that they are recording in Bristol.
Maisie has been cast as the voice of Goona, the gallant and indomitable rebel who befriends the film’s hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne), and helps steer him through the clash of the Stone Age and Bronze Age civilisations. »
- Zehra Phelan
With six seasons of Game of Thrones already under her belt, Maisie Williams is no stranger to dabbling with history on screen, but The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the young actress is poised to journey even further back in time – all the way to the Bronze Age for Aardman’s prehistoric animation Early Man.
Rubbing shoulders with Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hiddleston on the film’s casting docket, we understand Williams will play the part of Goona, a “gallant and indomitable rebel” who strikes up an unusual friendship with Dug (Redmayne), the bumbling lead of Early Man. From there, our two mismatched heroes navigate a clash between the Stone Age and Bronze Age civilizations, and will no doubt cause quite the ruckus while attempting to do so.
Hiddleston, meanwhile, recently climbed on board to play Lord Nooth, a ridiculously pompous governor/tyrant who hails from the Bronze Age town. »
- Michael Briers
The actress confirmed the news via her Twitter page.
— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) January 17, 2017
Production is currently underway at Aardman’s UK studios in Bristol on the feature, an animated prehistoric comedy adventure about a plucky caveman [Redmayne] who unites his tribe against the mighty Bronze Age in a battle to beat them at their own game.
Williams will voice the character Goona, a gallant and indomitable rebel who befriends the film’s hero.
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9 items from 2017
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