Aardman animations. Vol. 01

United Kingdom, 1989

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David Sproxton and Peter Lord began making films together at school, and in 1972 set up Aardman Animations in Bristol, specialising in model animation and claymation. This selection from the studio includes “Barefootin’”, an early pop-promo with a track by Robert Parker; “Next”, a witty 5 minute condensation of the entire Shakespearean theatrical canon; “Late Edition”, a warts-and-all look at a “right-on” newspaper; “My Baby Just Cares for Me”, a feline interpretation of the Nina Simone song; “Sledgehammer”, the celebrated Peter Gabriel clip; and the 1991 Academy Award winning interviews-at-the-zoo, “Creature Comforts” plus its highly successful follow-on, the Heat Electric TV commercials.

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Credits

co-director

Barry Purves

David Sproxton

Nick Park

Peter Lord

Richard Goleszowski

Stephen Johnson

production company

Aardman Animations

Duration

00:50:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1989

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303358

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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