Actor Peter Sallis Dies at 96!

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In sad news, the actor Peter Sallis has died at the age of 96! Peter Sallis (1921-2017) gained worldwide fame as the voice of Wallace in the Aardman Animations’ Wallace and Gromit series. He shall be missed!

DreamWorks Animation-Forgotten/Minor Characters #4: The Circus Man

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Moving along in our DreamWorks Canon, we come across the first of 3 films that they co-produced with Aardman Animations, Chicken Run. Released in 2000, the stop-motion film was a critical and commercial success and to this day, it’s the highest-grossing stop-motion film!

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‘Early Man’ Teaser Trailer Debuts!

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We have another teaser trailer this week: the teaser trailer for Aardman Animations’ upcoming stop-motion film, Early Man.

According to Wikipedia, the film “tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob, who unites his tribe against the mighty Bronze Age in a battle to beat them at their own game, resulting in becoming the very first game of European football”. An interesting premise, to say the least, but like all Aardman films, I’m sure it’ll be very creative and funny.

The film features the voice talents of Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Timothy Spall, Richard Ayoade, and Johnny Vegas, amongst others. The film is set to be released to UK cinemas on January 26, 2018. No US release date has been announced yet.

What do you think of the teaser trailer and the film?