It wasn’t so long ago that lame, computer-animated family films had the decency to announce themselves by looking every bit as cheap as their committee-written scripts. This is no longer so. Not content with squandering its A-list cast, Monster Family manages to waste too the talents of a superb animation team, asking them to bring life to a graveyard mash-up of other (better) films.
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Tempting that it is to make unfavourable comparisons between Enrique Gato’s latest feature and Pixar’s recent Coco, it’s worth noting that the former has been achieved on pittance of the latter’s budget ($6m to $200m) and, despite many weaknesses, you can’t fault the ambition.
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Stone Age history comes with a pinch of salt and a whole lot of plasticine in the new film from Bristol-based animation wizards Aardman. Early Man doesn’t reach the heights of the studio’s previous offerings but boasts an abundance of warmth, humour and extraordinary design.
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There are moments throughout Coco, Pixar’s latest so-called return to form, in which the quality of animation is so extraordinarily well crafted that one would be forgiven for mistaking the format for stop-motion puppetry, not merely CGI. They’ve done it again. Somehow, Pixar have raised the bar.
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After forty years in the industry, Aardman have proved themselves to be wizards of animation. This week, the studio behind Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run bring us their latest treat: Early Man. Featuring the vocal talents of Eddie Redmayne and Maisie Williams, Early Man is both beautiful and statistically mind-boggling.
We’ve rounded up 5 of the most incredible facts about the film’s production for you right here…
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A hot-shot for this year’s awards-season, Martin McDonagh goes stateside with Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, but what’s it all about? Here are the facts…
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Aardman, the animation studio behind Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run and Arthur Christmas are back with a brand new stop-motion joyride. Here are the facts…
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