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Whenever we have a rare moment where we despair of things, we like to remind ourselves that the wonderful Aardman exists. A company that time and time again has shown the value of storytelling, character and exemplary animation, the announcement of a new Aardman movie is surely cause for a national holiday.
Which is clearly our attempt to get the day off.
That notwithstanding, Aardman has revealed its new film, and it's called Early Man. What's more, for the first time since Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit, Nick Park is directing. Mark Burton, co-director of the excellent Shaun The Sheep: The Movie, is working on the script.
Early Man is a movie set at the dawn of time, when woolly mammoths and prehistoric creatures were still around. »
Perhaps sensing that everyone will be sick of looking at him by the tail end of 2017 (what with the multiple Oscar nominated transformations, the actual Oscar, and that new Fantastic Beasts franchise), Eddie Redmayne will give his ginger mug a wee break from gigantification on the big screen. Instead he'll be leading the voice cast of Aardman's Early Man which just went into production for release in 2018. The best part of the news is that Nick Park will be directing and he's been absent from that particular chair for too long. (His last feature was 11 long years ago, the Oscar winning Curse of the Were Rabbit.)
You can pencil it in for a Best Animated Feature nomination right now (albeit two years from now) because Aardman has quite a track record of delights (sorry Flushed Away!). They've got a heavy shelf of awards to prove it including Oscar nominations for »
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We received the news of Redmayne’s casting via a press release from StudioCanal, who will distribute the film in the UK, earlier today.
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 (also pictured above) 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. Supported by accomplished screenwriter Mark Burton this new film unleashes an unforgettable cast of hilarious new characters.
The new prehistoric comedy adventure will arrive in UK cinemas from January 26th, 2018.
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- Paul Heath
“Not only is Eddie a joy to work with, his versatility and boundless energy have really helped to bring my new character to life,” states Nick Park. ” He embodies the cheeky charm, fun and plucky wit of Dug and I’m sure he’ll get along brilliantly with Dug’s sidekick Hognob.”
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 (also pictured) unites his tribe against the mighty Bronze Age in a battle to beat them at their own game.
- Gary Collinson
The Theory of Everything star to voice animated prehistoric adventure.
Redmayne, who won the Oscar for playing Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything and will next be seen in Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, is the first cast member to be revealed as production begins.
The film is directed by Nick Park, whose stop-motion animated characters Wallace and Gromit have won several Oscars. Early Man marks Park’s first feature since Wallace And Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit, which won the Oscar for best animated feature.
Park said: “Not only is Eddie a joy to work with, his versatility and boundless energy have really helped to bring my new character to life. He embodies the cheeky charm, fun and plucky wit of Dug and I’m »
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Redmayne is the first cast member announced in the toon, which is set at the dawn of time when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth. The Brit thesp will voice the role of plucky caveman Dug who, along with his sidekick Hognob, unites his tribe against the mighty Bronze Age in a battle to beat them at their own game.
It marks Park’s first feature film since Oscar-winning “Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.”
Pic is skidded for an early 2018 release. Studiocanal will distribute the title in the U.K., France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand and is selling worldwide rights for the pic. »
- Diana Lodderhose
Eddie Redmayne has joined Nick Park’s eagerly anticipated Early Man, which Studio Canal is financing, selling and distributing in its core markets. Early Man is a stop-frame feature film that sees Park going behind the camera for the first time since Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit. Park also co-directed Chicken Run. Mark Burton and John O'Farrell have written the script. The BFI is also a partner on the film. Set at the dawn of time, when dinosaurs and… »
Box, who won an Oscar for The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, will direct a new series based on the classic childrens’ animation.
Filmlance Managing Director Lars Blomgren will executive produce and work closely with Sophia Jansson, the niece of the late Moomins creator Tove Jansson. Marika Makaroff will serve as creative director.
Filmlance International has struck a licensing deal for the series with Moomin Characters and Bulls Licensing.
Sophia Jansson »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Wendy Mitchell)
Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park directing prehistoric animated adventure.
UK: January 26 2018France: January 31 2018Germany: March 29 2018Australia/Nz: March 29 2018
Studiocanal is co-financing and will distribute in its own territories, the UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand, selling worldwide. The BFI (British Film Institute) is also a partner on the film.
Early Man continues the production partnership with Aardman and Studiocanal following the success of Shaun the Sheep Movie, directed by Mark Burton and Richard Starzak, and nominated for the Animated Film Bafta.
Supported by screenwriters Mark Burton and John O’Farrell, the new film is set at the dawn of time, when dinosaurs and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, telling the story »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
Leveraging Studiocanal’s direct distribution operation in Europe and Australia/New Zealand, Aardman Studios and Studiocanal, two of the most powerful players in European family entertainment, have set dates for the release of “Early Man,” a stop-frame adventure set at the dawn of time that will be directed by Aardman Studios’ Nick Park (“Chicken Run,” “Wallace & Gromit: the Curse of the Were-Rabbit”).
One of Europe’s biggest upcoming animation bets, “Early Man” will be released on Jan. 21, 2018 in the U.K., Jan. 31 in France, March 29 in Germany, Australia/New Zealand.
New comes hot on the heels of a Ee British Academy Awrd for animated film for “Shaun the Sheep Movie,” the first collaboration between Aardman and Studiocanal.
Budgeted at $55 million, “Paddington,” the CGI-live action family movie was one of the first fully-financed Studiocanal productions to be put through a same-time worldwide release, world preeming in the U.K. and rolling out in France, »
- John Hopewell
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