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A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman (2015)

The history of Aardman Animations Studios, the acclaimed British stop-motion animation studio.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Walters ... Herself - Narrator (voice)
David Tennant ... Himself - 'The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!' - Voice of Charles Darwin
Martin Freeman ... Himself - 'The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!' - Voice of The Pirate with a Scarf
Bill Nighy ... Himself - 'Flushed Away' and 'Arthur Christmas'
Terry Gilliam ... Himself - Director and Animator
David Sproxton ... Himself - Aardman Co-Founder
Peter Lord ... Himself - Aardman Co-Founder
Timothy Spall ... Himself / Nick
Merlin Crossingham ... Himself - Creative Director of Wallace & Gromit
Hugh Grant ... Himself - 'The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!' - Voice of The Pirate Captain
Nick Park ... Himself - Creator of Wallace & Gromit
Peter Sallis ... Himself - Voice of Wallace
John Lasseter ... Himself - Pixar Chief Creative Officer
Julie Lockhart ... Herself - Producer
Brad Bird ... Himself - Director 'The Incredibles' and 'Ratatouille'
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The history of Aardman Animations Studios, the acclaimed British stop-motion animation studio.

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Release Date:

26 December 2015 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Au coeur de l'animation Aardman See more »

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[talking about Nick Park's choice of her to play Wendolene in 'A Matter of Loaf and Death']
Anne Reid: I said to Nick "Why did you choose me?" And he said "Well we saw you on television and we thought your voice sounded as if it came out of a puppet." I said "Oh really? I'd never thought of that!"
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits were accompanied by the Aardman character Morph (an animated plasticine man) who turned a handle attached to a cotton reel, to wind on the "credits roll". See more »

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Features The Amazing Adventures of Morph (1980) See more »

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An ode to Aardman which fans should love
30 April 2018 | by benm-41751See all my reviews

This film is a celebration of Aardman, describing its humble origins and its breakthrough successes, with doting commentary from various people who have worked for or with the studio. It's a fun hour that'll go by in a flash for anyone who loves Aardman, but it doesn't go too deep into the film-making process-which could probably warrant its own entire documentary.


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