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Early Man (2018)

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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.

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Nick Park

Writers:

Mark Burton (screenplay by), James Higginson (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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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 Richard Webber ... Grubup (voice)
Simon Greenall Simon Greenall ... Eemak / Thongo / Additional Voices (voice)
Nick Park ... Hognob (voice)
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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Time to Test Their Metal See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Aardman [UK] | Official Facebook | See more »

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USA | UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El cavernĂ­cola See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$8,267,544, 29 March 2018
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Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Wallace and Gromit are in at least one of crowd shots. Nick Park hadn't been aware that the animators had done this until post-production. See more »

Goofs

Loord Nooth wants to remove Goona from the field for being a girl, despite the team of primitives already consisting of several women. What he should have done is remove her for not being a primitive at all, since the match was supposed to be Real Bronzio vs the primitives. See more »

Quotes

Lord Nooth: Take 'im away and kill 'im... do it slowly
[Guards start walking away with Dug really slowly]
Lord Nooth: No! I meant take 'im away at normal speed and kill 'im slowly!
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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 »

Connections

Spoofs The Animal World (1956) See more »

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I Predict a Riot
Written by Simon Rix (as James Simon Rix), Nick Baines (as Nicholas Matthew Baines), Andrew White (as Andrew Robert White), Nick Hodgson (as Nicholas James David Hodgson), Ricky Wilson (as Charles Richard Wilson)
Performed by Kaiser Chiefs (as The Kaiser Chiefs)
Published by Concord Music Publishing
Courtesy of Polydor UK Ltd./B-Unique Records
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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Early Man has good intentions but is weighed down by dated slapstick humour and an utterly predictable plot.
24 February 2018 | by TheMovieDioramaSee all my reviews

Aardman Animations have been part of my life. I will forever remember the moment Wallace wore the wrong trousers or Mrs Tweedy obnoxiously making chicken pies. Their animations are quintessentially British, and I'm somewhat patriotic about that. So it comes with no pleasure that I have to say I really didn't enjoy this. A small tribe of cavemen have been brutally kicked out of their valley. The rise of The Bronze Age creates a pivotal and existential question: who is better at football? Of course, you have your memorable characters that range from a bronze obsessed Lord to a sheepish hog...and there we have our film. Consistently, their animation style knocks it out of the park...Nick Park...*cough* everytime! Stop motion is a skill, an incredible talent and it's great to see fully fledged motion pictures are still being produced. The British voice cast were stupendously well suited, particularly Redmayne and Hiddleston who clearly had fun. Occasionally the witty script, filled with both football satire and ancient puns, did bring a smile on my face. It's just...not enough, I'm sorry to say. Look, Nick Park and the gang are endlessly inventive and provide great family entertainment value. Children will love this no doubt. It just wasn't for me. The plot was ridiculously predictable to a point where I could estimate accurately how the story would unfold. Guess what? I was right. The over reliance of crude slapstick humour (farts, annoying sounds etc.) was far too excessive and seemed dated. It's as if the studio haven't evolved whereas rivals Pixar, Laika and even Dreamworks are way ahead of the game. The story's execution felt primitive. I felt nothing towards the characters, wasn't moved by the plot and the clear moral of the story was forced down my throat. Teamwork...if you didn't get it. I just don't think football was the way to go. A real unfortunate misfire, I hope the studio bring it back with their next motion picture.


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