Animation giants Aardman to reveal the tricks of the trade in M Shed Exhibition


Animation giants - and Bristol's very own - Aardman Animations will be revealing some of their tricks of the trade with a fabulous behind-the-scenes glimpse into how their hit movie Early Man was made with a mammoth-sized exhibition a M Shed in Bristol from Saturday 6th July until Sunday 3rd November 2019.


Aardman, as we all know (well, unless you've been living under an, in this case, prehistoric rock) made a name for themselves with their incredible stop-motion clay animation techniques with Morph, who appeared in the 70s and 80s on Take Hart and Hartbeat (only folk of a certain vintage will remember those). They've gone on to create such memorable, brilliant characters as Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, the film Chicken Run and those hilarious animal talking heads of the Creature Comfort series.


Early Man - a movie one million years in the making, as the poster amusingly boasts - is set at the dawn of time and tells the tale of feisty caveman Dug and his sidekick Hognob. Together they unite their tribe against the powerful Bronze Age in a final showdown to beat them at their own game - in this case, football.


The exhibition at M Shed will give you an exclusive peek into how those geniuses at Aardman went about creating the story and characters and the amazing animation techniques they employed. Marvel at the astonishing levels of creativity and skill that went into the notoriously tricky and labour-intensive stop motion animation. Through a series of illustrations which depict the world the characters inhabit and the small, wonderfully detailed character models and the use of state-of-the-art CGI, it's a thrilling look into how the story was forged and created for the big screen. 


Tickets for Aardman: Animating Early Man at M Shed cost £6 for adults, £5 concessions, and under 16s get in for free. You can find out more about this and other events at M Shed here.