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Aardman add two more feature films to their collection:
It was announced today that Aardman has begun production on their next two animated feature length motion-pictures, Arthur Christmas and Pirates! Both films are to be released worldwide by Sony Pictures.
Commenting on the announcement, co-founder of Aardman Animations, Peter Lord said “It’s incredibly exciting to be moving forward on these two movies, and I’m thrilled to be back in the director’s chair for Pirates! We love to work in different animation styles ands techniques, so we’re producing Arthur Christmas in state-of-the-art CGI while for Pirates! we’re returning to our house style of hand-crafted modelling clay. The most important elements of any animated film are story and character, and we believe that in these films, we have characters to charm and stories to delight and engage.”
Pirates! - a swashbuckling adventure with a rich vein of surreal and broad comedy - is based upon The Pirates! (in an Adventure with Scientists), from the bestselling series of books by Gideon Defoe. The movie will be created with the same beautiful hand-crafted technique that Aardman brought to the feature films Wallace and Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and Chicken Run. The story follows the fortunes of a cheerful but hapless pirate band as they cross the seven seas in search of the thing pirates love best: adventure. And what greater adventure can there be than battling Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz in an attempt to win the coveted Pirate of the Year trophy? From the Caribbean, their journey takes them to Victorian London, where they encounter Charles Darwin, an articulate ‘man-panzee’ named Mister Bobo, and an all-powerful enemy determined to wipe out pirates forever. The pirates find that their quest is a victory for good-natured optimism over the boring forces of common sense.
Production has also started on Aardman’s highly ambitious computer-animated feature film, Arthur Christmas. Set on Christmas night, the story at last reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child’s question: ‘So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?’ Santa's exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation revealed by the movie is on a massive scale that requires the creation of a huge CGI world. But the heart of the film is a story with the ingredients of a Christmas classic – a family at seasonal loggerheads and an unlikely hero with an urgent mission that must be completed before Christmas morning dawns. Aardman is working closely with Sony Pictures Imageworks on the animation for this CGI motion picture.
CGI and Stop Motion!
Brilliant! I Can't wait! Any chance & will make a cameo???
The thing i noticed on all articles is that there is no dates?
Christmas Day for Arthur Christmas Jordan.
and Katie, can we have a Production Blog for them both?
oh yes please, a production blog would be great!
and wow, i cant wait! im sure they will be two more amazing productions from aardman!!
yeeeeeyyyyyy cant wait
:shaun::wallac:hutch:e4:cooo:feathers:oooooo:wallace1:llllllll l:wallace2:ove ya :wa:gromit1:llace3: :gromit2:
Cool, sounds great!
Sounds brilliant. i hope they are done in the aardman style like the rest of the films.
Cool! Is this deal going to last longer than the one with dreamworks? Any chance of me hopping in to do a film when I'm older?
Who am I kidding?
Great!I'll look forward to watching them
awesome! both sound very entertaining to watch
wow!!!!!!! i can't wait!
oh. no Wallace & Gromit!
pirates sounds great! what's aurthurs christmas about
hey hey! nice one bet i'll like pirates more because its stop motion/frame...but they both sound awsome! www.zorgo300.synthasite.com
Why, my fellow Aardman followers, "Arthur Christmas" is clearly about Aardman's new mascot, Arthur the Aardvark! This brilliant new CGI endeavor shall be based on the prospect that jolly old St. Nick has simply been kidnapped (Or Santa-napped; ho ho, I'm clever). Thusly, Arthur and his sister, DW must travel to the North Pole and save Santa from the grasps of most certain doom! Will they survive? Well, simply pay admission to gain the answer! BLAHHHH!
(This is all fake, of course. It would have been funny to joke around about that, though.)
Yay! Aardman Movies rock!
However, flims about humans is not really aardman's style, or basing them on books, therefore I believe the movies won't really get that a good a rating, and will cut short aardman's deal with sony.
I probably won't watch it.
dont under-estimate aardman sammy the lamb, and you shouldnt not watch it because you dont think it will be very good
I'll wait until I see the adverts before I decide not to watch it.
I would by that any day! When will it be relaesd katie?
i googled arthur's christmas nd the only thing i found was arthur the aardvark
wicked: This is Cooooool
Arthur' Christmas doesn't sound very ardmanny,unless it's King Arthur,now that would bea n awesome aardman film. Pirates sounds awesome though, and with Peter Lord making it,it's sure to be cracking.
as long as Arthure's Christmas is CGI animated in the tradional aardman style,like flushed away,i'm happy
i just thought,i bet they'll do a joke in pirates like 'AARRRRRRRRRD-man'
wooww,i just checked and Pirates is coming out THIS YEAR! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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