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Animation Focus - Totally Aardman

Before they put on the wrong trousers, Wallace and Gromit were building a rocket to the moon - before lunch. Of course this requires extensive care, along with cups of tea and plenty of cream crackers. While the rocket plans are flawed, A Grand Day Out definitely launched both Nick Park's career ... Read more
The world is a ball and the first human being is called Adam. His first experiences are mostly rather painful and he has to learn all the rules. For instance, 1: if you throw clay around you'll get clay thown back at you. ... Read more
A meeting of arms dealers is brought to a bloody conclusion, observed by a diffident waiter. This was Aardman's disturbing contribution to a series of Channel 4 funded films on the apocalypse. ... Read more
Even pumas need their 'personal space'! Meet the polar bears, chickens and other zoo occupants whose complaints and comments about their climate, diet and accommodation seem uncannily human. ... The inspiration for a much-lauded and universally imitated series of TV commercials (originally made for ... Read more
A homeless man struggles to cut through obstructive bureaucracy just to get a meal at a Salvation Army hostel. ... With the very first Aardman series Animated Conversations (from which this derives) the Aardman style is established. Down And Out won the MFF award for Best Animated Short when it ... Read more
What really happens behind the scenes at an early morning radio show? And when do sleepy DJs get to eat their toast and jam? From the 1981-83 Aardman series Conversation Pieces, Early Bird matches 'on location' recorded sound with inventive plasticine and model animation. ... Read more
An interview with an articulate ex-con, who speaks with a good deal of humour about his crim past. Made for the Lip Synch series. ... Read more
The first in what was to become the 26 part The Amazing Adventures Of Morph, and the project that really put the Aardpersons on the map in Britain, where it became a hugely popular TV series. ... Read more
There are no individual identities amongst the mirrors and mazes of this futuristic world. Made for the Lip Synch series. ... Read more
A modern-day Narcissus? A humorous exploration of male vanity? A cheap gag film! Take your pick ... Read more
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 ... Read more
Aliens took my mother! The most recent Aardman internee has produced a whacked-out, fluro-driven, B-movie pastiche. ... Read more
Meet Rex, a potential kiddy TV hero (and a very naughty pup). ... Read more
With a little help from The Brothers Quay and Peter Gabriel's record company, Stephen Johnson and the Aardman team put together this ground-breaking pop clip that still stands as a high point in the field. Repeated viewings still leave you marvelling. ... Read more
An animated featurette with a live action feel (and one of the most frenetic chase sequences in cinema history!) Aardman's most ambitious production to date seems set to become another animation classic. Having already won the 1994 Oscar for Best Animation, Wallace, the eccentric inventor and ... Read more
A stirring comedy about one man's memories of wartime life, revealing the astonishing resilience of ordinary people in the face of Hitler, subsidence and a deaf coalman. Essential Aardman, from the Lip Synch series. ... Read more
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