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All work and no play: why the cartoon world needs to stop copying the corporate
According to animated movies, all human life is controlled by monsters or rabbits or leprechauns diligently working a 9 to 5 in a metaphysical office complex – where’s the fun in that?

Nicholas Barber

02, Aug, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Mr Tumble! Post your questions for Justin Fletcher
Ahead of the big-screen CBeebies Christmas panto – and a new Shaun the Sheep TV special – we need your questions for the kingpin of British children’s TV

Catherine Shoard

01, Dec, 2021 @11:44 AM

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Gillian Anderson and Richard E Grant lead cast of Aardman's Netflix musical, Robin Robin
Exclusive: Anderson will purr as villainous Cat in the British studio’s first collaboration with the streaming service

Toby Moses

03, Dec, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Julia Sawalha furious after being told she is 'too old' for Chicken Run sequel
Actor feels ‘plucked, stuffed and roasted’ as she’s told she will not voice Ginger in the upcoming Chicken Run 2

Andrew Pulver

10, Jul, 2020 @12:09 PM

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Say cheese: new Wallace and Gromit tale stars robot pigeons … and you
Aardman’s ‘augmented reality adventure’ on a phone app will let fans interact with lifesize characters in their own homes

Dalya Alberge

28, Jun, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Nick Park and Jane Horrocks: how we made Chicken Run
‘Steven Spielberg flew us to LA in a private jet to ask if we had any ideas for feature films. We met in a famous chicken restaurant’

Interviews by Kate Samuelson

22, Jun, 2020 @3:40 PM

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Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep: why I reach for them in dark times
Full of visual wit and narrative ingenuity, the tactile warmth and joie de vivre of these Aardman animations is soul-invigorating

Luke Buckmaster

05, Apr, 2020 @5:30 PM

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The monarchy, Al Pacino and Cats: the key snubs of this year's Baftas
The red carpet has been rolled and the awards doled out – so who has most cause to go home weeping?

Guardian film

02, Feb, 2020 @11:32 PM

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Hold the plasticine: Aardman’s new look for musical made with Netflix
Aardman to make first animated musical, Robin Robin, about baby bird raised by mice

Dalya Alberge

22, Nov, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Time to get a move on: is British film animation set for a rapid revival?
Aardman’s stop-motion japes have long been a proud export but British animation has been fighting the Hollywood tide. Can a bold new studio shift the balance?

Sam Briggs

01, Nov, 2019 @6:06 PM

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A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon review – an out-of-this-world delight
Aardman send Shaun and co into orbit in another dizzyingly inventive film for everyone

Wendy Ide

20, Oct, 2019 @10:55 AM

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A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon review – a sheepquel for all ages
Aardman have upped the ante with this dotty Spielbergian sci-fi tale crammed full of sight gags, movie pastiches and charm

Cath Clarke

18, Oct, 2019 @12:00 PM

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