Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

Director:

Nick Park

Writers:

Mark Burton (screenplay by), James Higginson (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
1 win & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Redmayne ... Dug (voice)
Tom Hiddleston ... Lord Nooth (voice)
Maisie Williams ... Goona (voice)
Timothy Spall ... Chief Bobnar (voice)
Miriam Margolyes ... Queen Oofeefa (voice)
Rob Brydon ... Message Bird / Brian / Bryan / Gonad the Gaul (voice)
Kayvan Novak ... Dino / Jurgend (voice)
Richard Ayoade ... Treebor (voice)
Selina Griffiths Selina Griffiths ... Magma / Additional Voices (voice)
Johnny Vegas ... Asbo (voice)
Mark Williams ... Barry (voice)
Gina Yashere ... Gravelle (voice)
Richard Webber ... Grubup (voice)
Simon Greenall Simon Greenall ... Eemak / Thongo / Additional Voices (voice)
Nick Park ... Hognob (voice)
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Storyline

An asteroid collides with the prehistoric Earth, causing the extinction of the planet's dinosaurs, but sparing a tribe of cavemen living near the impact site. Finding a roughly spherical chunk of the asteroid that is too hot to touch, the cavemen begin to kick it around and invent the game of football. Many years later during the Stone Age, a young caveman named Dug (Eddie Redmayne) lives in the village with the chief Bobnar (Timothy Spall) and many other cavemen such as Asbo, (Johnny Vegas), Gravelle (Gina Yashere), Treebor (Richard Ayoade), Magma (Selina Griffiths), Barry (Mark Williams), Grubup (Richard Webber), Thongo (Simon Greenall) and Eemak (Simon Greenall). One day, Dug suggests to Bobnar that they should try hunting woolly mammoths instead of rabbits, but Bobnar brushes him off..

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In Cinemas 2018 A.D. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for rude humor and some action | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The gag where Dug, Goona and Hognob jump out of the window and their fall is broken by a roll of toilet paper was originally intended by Nick Park for inclusion in Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), but he couldn't find a way of fitting it in. See more »

Goofs

Chief Bobnar shaves his stubble with a beetle. Parts of his stubble reappear during his conversation with Dug. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dug: Nearly there, Hognob. Nearly there, just a bit further. Try a little bit harder. We can do it.
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Crazy Credits

Towards the end of the credits, the two dinosaurs from the opening sequence are shown labeled as "Ray" and "Harry" in tribute to Ray Harryhausen. See more »

Alternate Versions

The US release of the film adds the MPAA logo to the credits See more »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Body Odor Penalty (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Day
Written by Jamie N. Commons and Ben Epand (as Benjamin Epand)
Performed by New Hope Club
Published by Universal Music Publishing MGB Ltd and BMI: Kideyesx Music
Courtesy of Virgin EMI Records Ltd.
Under licence from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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A fun little family flick
12 February 2018 | by jackwarchibaldSee all my reviews

Early Man is the perfect delight to go and see if you have children under the age of ten. Ten and over can go see Black Panther this coming weekend.

As for Early Man, it's a delight. It has fun humor, a great cast, fun action sequences, and an overall great heartfelt message that every viewer can love, no matter the age.

Some of the issues I have with Early Man is the impossible nature of comparing it to every other Aardman film. It just is not as good as The Shaun The Sheep movie.

With my one tiny issue aside, Early Man is a very fun family film that will unfortunately not do leaps and bounds at the box office due to Black Panther.

I would have to give Early Man a B+ or on an Imdb scale, a 7/10.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,190,525, 18 February 2018

Gross USA:

$8,267,544

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$54,622,814
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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