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Aardman: Early Years Claymation

Wednesday 19 September 2012, 12:30 Arnolfini Auditorium

One of the qualities that made Aardman Animations stand out back in the late 1970s and 80s was their use of vox pop and interviewed recordings, with strong characters animated to the voices.

Others such as the Hubley's in America were doing it in 2D drawn animation, but Lord and Sproxton pioneered the technique using plasticine character model animation.

With the advent of Channel 4 and its enlightened approach to animation under the generous hand of Clare Kitson, Aardman were allowed to flourish and develop their own inimitable style. A certain Nick Park joined forces in the mid-80s and the rest, they say, is history. This programme features many of the outstanding early animated films for a rare opportunity to see them in all their hand-crafted detail on the big screen.

1 Hrs 20mins

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