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A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman (2015)

The history of Aardman Animations Studios, the acclaimed British stop-motion animation studio.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Walters ... Herself - Narrator (voice)
David Tennant ... Himself - 'The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!' - Voice of Charles Darwin
Martin Freeman ... Himself - 'The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!' - Voice of The Pirate with a Scarf
Bill Nighy ... Himself - 'Flushed Away' and 'Arthur Christmas'
Terry Gilliam ... Himself - Director and Animator
David Sproxton ... Himself - Aardman Co-Founder
Peter Lord ... Himself - Aardman Co-Founder
Timothy Spall ... Himself / Nick
Merlin Crossingham ... Himself - Creative Director of Wallace & Gromit
Hugh Grant ... Himself - 'The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!' - Voice of The Pirate Captain
Nick Park ... Himself - Creator of Wallace & Gromit
Peter Sallis ... Himself - Voice of Wallace
John Lasseter ... Himself - Pixar Chief Creative Officer
Julie Lockhart ... Herself - Producer
Brad Bird ... Himself - Director 'The Incredibles' and 'Ratatouille'
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The history of Aardman Animations Studios, the acclaimed British stop-motion animation studio.

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26 December 2015 (UK) See more »

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Au coeur de l'animation Aardman See more »

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[talking about Nick Park's choice of her to play Wendolene in 'A Matter of Loaf and Death']
Anne Reid: I said to Nick "Why did you choose me?" And he said "Well we saw you on television and we thought your voice sounded as if it came out of a puppet." I said "Oh really? I'd never thought of that!"
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits were accompanied by the Aardman character Morph (an animated plasticine man) who turned a handle attached to a cotton reel, to wind on the "credits roll". See more »

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Brilliance about Brilliance
2 December 2016 | by mhorg2018See all my reviews

This is one the most fun documentaries one can ever see. Why? Because it's about the brilliant British studio, Ardman, home of Morph, Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the sheep. As I watched this and saw all the accolades that fellow animators lay upon the studio, who take years to complete their stop motion brilliance, one thought was what did Ray Harryhausen think of this? And another was, oh my goodness, I have to watch all my Wallace and Gromit's again as well as my Shaun the Sheeps! Ardman is to stop motion what Michelangelo is to art. They are the tops and this whirlwind documentary - which I wish could have been longer - is simply so engrossing, that one is sucked in and when it's over you go what? Where did the time go?


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