Articles Tagged 'Aardman Animation'

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WATCH: Eddie Redmayne Unveils His Animated Character in ‘Early Man’

A flurry of new information about the upcoming claymation feature from the team behind Wallace & Gromit was released today (March 16), along with a first-look teaser trailer. Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man follows prehistoric Dug, who sets out on an adventure with his trusty warthog sidekick Hognob. And who […]

Is Paddington Bear The UK’s Best Animated Character?

Paddington Bear has been voted the best British animated character of all time, at the 9th British Animation Awards, which took place in London this week. The innovative cartoon, based on the books by former BBC Cameraman Michael Bond and voiced beautifully by Sir Michael Hordern, beat such worthy competitors as Wallace and Gromit, Danger […]

Bill Nighy: Occupying Wall Street, Christmas and a New York Subway

On a visit to New York, British actor Bill Nighy has come to the defense of Occupation Wall Street — and the wider related protests against corporate greed. He told me: “All of the protesters around the world have impressed me with their dignity and their restraint and their consequent power.” “They seem to be decent […]

Five Great British Children’s Filmmakers

Making engaging TV for children is hard work. A balance has to be struck between sweetness and seriousness, between silliness and jeopardy, so that your audience (which is probably the most fickle of any audience ever) not only keeps watching, but feels welcome to do so. To put it into a modern context, every digimated […]

WATCH: New Aardman Trailer – ‘The Pirates: Band Of Misfits’

By now, you’ll no doubt be getting used to the froth-on we Anglophenians like to display whenever there’s a new film trailer doing the rounds. And if you’re feeling at all sceptical about this, you’ve every right. Clearly the level of hysteria we tend to adopt is not sustainable unless you want to seriously endanger […]