Saturday 26 December 2015

Aardman Gives Us a New Sneak Peek at 'Early Man'

Nick Park with his new hero, Dug

Earlier today, the BBC aired a documentary about Aardman called A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman. It mostly featured the many past successes of the Bristol studio, but ended with a sneak peek at what's coming next: Early Man. Never-seen-before concept arts were shown, and we've got that for you after the break.

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Said Nick Park on the film, which he is directing:
"[Dug]'s the main character from Early Man; he's a plucky little caveman and he is the hero that leads his tribe against the superpower of the Bronze Age. It's going to be a lot more treacherous and dangerous-looking place than prehistoric creatures. We're certainly - we're taking a bit of license with History, I guess. 
I feel at home back with clay characters. It's going to be quite an exciting couple of years; slow, but exciting."
We still don't have a release date, but with Nick Park talking about "an exciting couple of years", our best guess is 2017 at the earliest (actually, let me check that one again… 2015 + 2 = 2017. Phew, I got it right the first time).

Here's the official synopsis for the film:
Pint sized Dug’s not really cut out to be a caveman. But when disaster strikes and his tribe are driven from their homeland by the might Bronze Age, it’s Dug, the most inept of the tribe, who proves he’s got what it takes and leads them to victory! Set at the dawn of time, when dinosaurs and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of how one plucky tribe of cavemen learn to work together and be a team.

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