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Aardman’s ‘Early Man’ Dawns with a New Trailer!

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Wallace & Gromit creator Nick Pick is back to deliver yet another delightful stop-motion flick with Aardman Animations. This new feature is the pre-historic comedy Early Man, which now has a brand new trailer!

The film centers on caveman Dug and his sidekick Hognob (the earliest ancestors of Wallace and Gromit?) who inhabit the dawn of time with prehistoric creatures like mammoths. Things take a giant turn when the duo and their tribe must save their land from the advanced Bronze Age City. Dug is voiced by Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne, and Loki himself Tom Hiddleston voices villain Lord Nooth.

Pre-historic comedies have been a common occurrence in animation with the likes of The Flintstones, the Ice Age movies, and The Croods. But with Early Man, the charm of it’s British humour and Aardman’s talented stop-motion craftsmanship make this look like a big winner. Those disappointed by the cancellation of The Croods 2 should be pleased to have this fill in the gap.

Early Man will be theatrically released in native UK on January 26, 2018 A.D. by StudioCanal, while Lionsgate will give American audiences their pre-history fix a little later on February 16.

Early Man


Are you excited for Nick Park’s return to animated features? Lets us know in the comments below!

Edited by: Morgan Stradling

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About Karl Smith

Deep down in New Zealand, Karl "Karlamon" Smith is a Kiwi who is passionate in animation, seeing it as an artistic medium that expresses vast creativity and brings unique characters and worlds to life. Whenever an animation-related fact pops up, it will more than likely be cemented in his brain for a long time. Some of his favourite animated movies include Zootopia, Balto, Bolt, Over the Hedge, The Fox and the Hound, the How to Train Your Dragon series, The Iron Giant, and The Prince of Egypt. Prior to contributing to Rotoscopers, Karl has served as a bureaucrat on Ice Age Wiki, and a moderator/site builder/news reporter on Animation Source. Karl is also a Computer Science graduate who is now studying Digital Design in university. That, and with his additional fascination in aviation, he hopes someday to be both an animator and a pilot (if that is even possible).
  • Yep. Good clean fun. I’m in.

  • This. Looks. So. Good!
    I am a huge fan of Aardman Animation and British comedy in general, so I am extremely excited to see this one! I really hope that the release for this movie gets a better treatment in the states than Shaun the Sheep did. If Lionsgate gets their act together, this could be big for them!

  • Chelsea Warner

    This looks cool. I’m a big fan prehistory.

  • Renard N. Bansale

    Shaun the Sheep was not only my favorite animated film of 2015 (yes, even over Inside Out), but is one of my favorite comedies of the 2010s.

    I look forward to this. ^_^

  • Dan Siciliano

    Six words: Shut up and take my money!

  • This looks like a ton of fun!! Any stop motion film gets me excited, one of my favorite forms of animation!! Also am I the only one who had a hard time telling if I could hear clearly if it was Redmayne’s voice? I honestly had a hard time, he was so energized lol!! I am very excited!!

  • Frank Coufal

    3 words: Count me in!