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Speedy Morph

Pioneer stop-go animator Peter Lord demonstrated dexterity bordering on the subliminal when fashioning a Morph out of a ball of Plasticine while giving a Festival of Ideas lecture in York. 105 more words

Peter Lord talks to British Archaeology about Early Man

The new British Archaeology has three great exclusives. I’ve already written briefly about two of them: new discoveries at Stonehenge, and some Roman pans… 375 more words

Archaeology

Chicken Run - Review

✯✯✯✯½

Feel free to throw comments at me that go along the lines of “you never had a childhood” but I don’t care for the films of DreamWorks Animation and at the same time, Aardman’s feature films have always been so hit-and-miss with me in spite of my love for their Wallace and Gromit shorts. 773 more words

Film Reviews

"Help! There's A Kidnapper in my Apartment!"

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

Well, not really.
But my cat is acting like one.
I set up a miniature village under my tree,
the source of a lot of fun! 144 more words

Aardman Academy

I was incredibly excited to visit Aardman animation studios in Bristol for a packed three day Lecturer Development Course. As a huge fan of Aardman productions it was a dream come true to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of one of the biggest animation studios in the UK. 302 more words

Animation

Chicken Run - 84 min, comedy

“It’s The Great Escape… with chickens.”

The pitch meeting for Chicken Run must have been rather out of the ordinary, but by the time the directors, Nick Park and Peter Lord of the Bristol based Aardman Animations Studio, sat down to lunch with DreamWorks founder Steven Spielberg in 1997, they had six Oscar nominations between them, resulting in three Best Animated Short Oscars for… 969 more words

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