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UK, 1989 (MIFF 1994, Animation Focus - Totally Aardman)

Director: Barry Purves

From nought to Shakespeare in 300 words - Next features an empty stage, one actor and the complete works of the bard. It's quite an audition?!

Made for the Lip Synch series, Next signals Aardman's openess to embrace other animators and styles of animation. Although still working with models, Next eschews the trademark plasticine and clay for subtle, state of the art puppets.

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