Early Man

Early Man
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 29min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Nick Park
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Timothy Spall, Richard Ayoade, Selina Griffiths, Johnny Vegas, Mark Williams, Gina Yashere, Simon Greenall
  • UK release: 26 January 2018
  • Website: www.earlymanmovie.com

Gormless caveman Dug (Redmayne) and his clan are menaced by Bronze Age invader Lord Nooth (Hiddleston), until twinkle-toed defector Goona (Williams) joins them to help them unite. Deliciously daft prehistoric fun from Park and his team on top form, with winning human touches, plenty of sight gags and painful puns.

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For the first time since his Academy Award-winning Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Nick Park returns to the director’s chair to bring us his feature-length take on the outrageous antics of our earliest ancestors. Having outlined the project as far back as 2007, and in production since 2015, Early Man brings lovable cavemen and women to the Aardman stable of sheep, chickens and madcap inventors with canine sidekicks.

“An unforgettable cast of hilarious new characters…”

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of how plucky caveman Dug, along with new pal Goona and pet sidekick Hognob, unites his tribe against Lord Nooth and his dastardly plans. Nooth and his Bronze Age followers move in on Dug’s tribal homeland and it takes a mighty effort from the Stone Age team to dislodge them by means of a challenge on their home turf. Is Dug mad to think they can beat them at their own game?

With an unforgettable cast of hilarious new characters, this is another series of spectacular verbal and visual gags in the Aardman style. Added to which we have the voice talents of Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Timothy Spall, Miriam Margolyes, Richard Ayoade and Rob Brydon and a hugely entertaining – if rather novel – slice of ancient history. As one character asks, “What strange magic is this?”. The answer’s very simple. It’s Aardman magic.

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Nick Park loves creating new characters

25 Jan 2018

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Nick Park loves "creating new characters". The 59-year-old filmmaker and animator helmed the latest Aardman Studios movie 'Early Man' and the film featured brand new characters, but Park admitted it's hard "setting up a brand new universe". In an…

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Early Man teaser trailer released

16 Mar 2017

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Fans have been given a first look into 'Early Man'. Director Nick Park has unveiled the first teaser trailer for the animated prehistoric comedy adventure, which stars characters voiced by the likes of Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston and Maisie…

Tom Hiddleston joins Early Man

21 Oct 2016

Film gossip

Tom Hiddleston has joined the cast of 'Early Man'. The 35-year-old actor took to Instagram on Thursday (20.10.16) to confirm his involvement in the comedy clay animation project, as he shared an image of himself working with the director Nick Park on…

Eddie Redmayne cast in Early Man

9 May 2016

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Eddie Redmayne has been cast in Aardman Studios' 'Early Man'. The Oscar winning actor will voice the role of caveman Dug in the prehistoric adventure as he teams up with sidekick Hognob to unite his tribe against a mighty enemy in a battle to beat…

Aardman Animation announces prehistoric adventure Early Man

6 May 2015

Nick Park to direct his first animated feature in ten years

The British animation studio that gave the world Wallace and Gromit, Arthur Christmas, Shaun the Sheep and Peter Gabriel's ground breaking 'Sledgehammer' video return with a new original project Early Man. An animated feature film: 'Set at the dawn of…

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