With Early Man not due to hit cinemas until 2018, but the teaser trailer already doing the rounds, what a great time to revisit three of the best from Aardman’s back catalogue.
Shaun the Sheep Movie | 2015
The first big screen leading role for CBBC star Shaun was a revelation. What could have been the damp squib that was Postman Pat : The Movie (2014), is a joyful ode to ‘silent’ film. Proving that less is more and that Aardman have a ‘direct link to our funny bone’. Add to that, a great soundtrack which features an unexpected but perfectly chosen Foo Fighters’ ‘Home’.
Add this to your collection and and enjoy every wonderful visual pun it has to offer.
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit | 2005
Wallace and Gromit’s first feature-length outing proved they could make the jump from Oscar-winning shorts to the big screen. With great supporting characters and more cute bunnies than you can shake a carrot at, this is an irresistible treat from our favourite claymation duo.
The Wrong Trousers | 1993
It’s hard to believe that this family-favourite is 24 years old. As the follow-up excursion to Wallace and Gromit’s A Grand Day Out (1989) expectations were – naturally – high. We shouldn’t have worried. The Wrong Trousers is 30 minutes of joy, jam-packed with film noir references and the best train chase committed to film.