DreamWorks Animation-Forgotten/Minor Characters #11: Mr. Growbag

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We soon arrive at our 2nd Aardman Animations film that they co-produced with DreamWorks Animation: Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Based on the popular Aardman Animations shorts, Wallace and Gromit, this 2005 film was the first (and ’til date, only) feature-length film featuring the cheese-loving inventor and his silent canine companion.

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‘Early Man’ Trailer Debuts!

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The first theatrical trailer for Aardman Animations’ upcoming film, Early Man, has debuted.

Early Man takes place during the “dawn of time” wherein a tribe of cavemen goes up against a Bronze Age City leader to save their home. The film features the voice talents of Eddie Redmayne, Maisie Williams, Tom Hiddleston, Timothy Spall, Richard Ayoade, and Johnny Vegas, amongst others. The film is set to hit American theaters on February 16, 2018.

While the trailer doesn’t have me super excited for the film, I still am interested in seeing it as it is an Aardman Animations film. Are you all interested in it?

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?

‘Shaun the Sheep Movie 2’ Has Been Announced!

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Well, if you were a fan of the 2015 stop-motion Aardman film, Shaun the Sheep Movie, you’ll be happy to know that a sequel has been announced! There’s no release date set, but the film is set to start pre-production January 2017! You can read my article on it here.

Are you excited for a Shaun the Sheep Movie 2? I actually am! I really enjoyed the first film and thought it was a wonderful tribute to the power of silence in film and animation!

Let me know what you think in the comments!

85th Academy Award Nominations for “Best Animated Feature”

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So yes folks, the Oscars nominations have been released and the five animated films nominated for “Best Animated Feature” are: More