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Aardman 40th Anniversary Programme

A cracking celebration on screen of 40 years of Aardman. Films screening as part of this package are:

Aardman Original Cartoon
Dir Peter Lord, David Sproxton/GB 1972/1 min
A cel animated sequence featuring the original Aardman, an inept superhero.

Pythagasaurus (family edit)
Dir Peter Peake/GB 2011/4 mins

Bill Bailey, Martin Trenaman, Simon Greenall
Bumbling cavemen Ig and Uk awake to find a volcano on their doorstep. Could their only hope be a dinosaur who’s good at maths?

The Pearce Sisters
Dir Luis Cook/GB 2007/9 mins
Len Gray, Dan Williamson
An amusingly bleak hearted tale of two weather lashed old spinsters. The Pearce Sisters is a tale of love, loneliness, guts, gore, nudity, violence, smoking and cups of tea.

Dir Stephen R. Johnson/GB 1986/6 mins
Sledgehammer is one of the most successful music promotional films made to date. Using the technique of ‘pixellation’, mixed with inventive and highly imaginative animation, the film went on to achieve nearly every relevant award in the year of its release.

Creature Comforts
Dir Nick Park/GB 1989/5 mins
A series of interviews with the animals in an English zoo. Used to open spaces and sunnier climes, they comment on accommodation, diet and of course – the English weather.

Angry Kid ‘Bone’
Dir Darren Walsh/GB 1999/1 min
Oh no, the bone…what’s that doing there?

Going Equipped
Dir Peter Lord/GB 1990/5 mins
Derek Robinson
A young man who has spent almost half of his life in a variety of penal institutions, reflects on life inside and outside prison. In an articulate interview he speaks with clarity, with irony and sometimes with humour about his criminal career, which is illustrated by a series of memoirs and impressions.

Purple & Brown ‘Whistler’
Dir Rich Webber/GB 2006/1 min
Purple and Brown are visited by some noisy masochistic creatures, and are desperate to join in the fun.

Winter Trees
Dir Karni and Saul/GB 2012/4 mins
In a woody woodland far, far away, a group of hybrid animals; rabbit squid and llama owls – face a destructive flood. How will they survive?

Blind Date
Dir Nigel Davies/GB 2010/4 mins
Lucille, a lonely lighthouse-keeper, surfs the net for company. Oblivious to the potential perils of internet dating, she prepares a romantic supper for two…

Nokia ‘Dot’
Dir Sumo Science/GB 2010/2 mins
Professor Fletcher’s invention of the CellScope, which is a Nokia device with a microscope attachment, was the inspiration for a teeny-tiny film created by Sumo Science at Aardman. It stars a 9mm girl called Dot as she struggles through a microscopic world. All the minuscule detail was shot using CellScope technology and a Nokia N8, with its 12 megapixel camera and Carl Zeiss optics.

DC’s World’s Funnest – Episode 1
Dir Rich Webber/GB 2011/1 min
Using the vocal performances of children Superman and the gang have been re-imagined as childish playful entities inhabiting a comic book world.

Shaun the Sheep ‘3DTV’
Dir Jay Grace, Lee Wilton/GB 2014/7 mins
The Farmer is very excited by his new purchase. He calls on Bitzer to set up his new TV while he readies himself to watch life in 3D.  To his surprise, it’s more 3D than he could ever have imagined!

Flight of the Stories
Dir Darren Dubicki/GB 2014/1 min 30 secs
Flight of the Stories, depicts the journey of personal stories and letters written by those who never left the fields of Northern France during the First World War.

Dir Peter Lord/GB 1992/6 mins
A six minute romp through the bits of the Creation Myth the book of Genesis dared not print!

Morph ‘Sloped World’
Dir Merlin Crossingham/GB 2014/2 mins
Chas has a new angle on photography.

Ray’s Big Idea
Dir Steve Harding-Hill/GB 2015/4 mins
A plucky, pioneering pre-historic fish, has a ground-breaking plan to improve his life.

Aardman Nathan Love
Dir Joe Burrascano/GB 2015/2 mins 30 secs
The world’s most epic logo reveal, for the world’s most epic partnership.

The Wrong Trousers
Dir Nick Park/GB 1993/30 mins
The Wrong Trousers is a raucous roller coaster ride of discovery and invention. A villainous penguin and a pair of automated techno-trousers are the catalysts for a hilarious comedy thriller as our clay heroes are plunged into one of their wildest adventures!