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Published on March 17th, 2017 | by Damien Straker

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Aardman & Nick Park’s EARLY MAN Teaser Trailer Launched and Voice Cast Annouced

AARDMAN and STUDIOCANAL are excited to announce British comedy greats TIMOTHY SPALL, RICHARD AYOADE, SELINA GRIFFITHS, JOHNNY VEGAS, MARK WILLIAMS, GINA YASHERE, SIMON GREENALL and RICHARD WEBBER have joined the cast of EARLY MAN alongside international stars EDDIE REDMAYNE, TOM HIDDLESTON and MAISIE WILLIAMS. As the voice cast of the tribe, their talent will be showcased in Nick Park’s new prehistoric comedy adventure as a new teaser trailer is released worldwide today.

Nick Park comments:

“Today we get to meet Dug’s tribe, a loveable bunch of misfits voiced by some exceptional British talent. They’re essentially a group of inept cavemen and women including Treebor, played by Richard Ayoade, a gentle giant scared of his own shadow; Magma, Treebor’s no nonsense mother voiced by Selena Griffiths and Mark Williams as Barry, whose best friend is a rock. Chief Bobnar, voiced by the brilliant Timothy Spall, leads the pack as their long-suffering leader and father figure to his tribe of idiotic brutes.”

EARLY MAN is the new prehistoric comedy adventure from four-time Academy Award-winning director Nick Park and AARDMAN, the creators of WALLACE AND GROMIT and SHAUN THE SHEEP. Shot in Aardman’s own distinctive style, the film will take audiences on an extraordinary journey into an exciting new world unleashing an unforgettable tribe of unique and funny new characters voiced by an all-star British cast.

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the earth, EARLY MAN tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug (EDDIE REDMAYNE) and his best friend Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy, Lord Nooth (TOM HIDDLESTON), and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

EARLY MAN, currently filming in Bristol, continues the production partnership with AARDMAN and STUDIOCANAL following the success of SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE directed by Mark Burton and Richard Starzak. STUDIOCANAL is co-financing alongside the BFI (British Film Institute) and will distribute in its own territories, Australi, New Zealand, the UK, France and Germany, selling worldwide. The BFI (British Film Institute) is proud to support EARLY MAN with National Lottery funding.

EARLY MAN opens in Australian Cinemas March 29, 2018


About the Author

is a freelance writer and film critic. He studied at the University of Sydney and graduated with an Arts Honours degree in Film Studies. He is a pop culture aficionado and enjoys talking about all films, 90s TV shows, ninjas and watching Rugby League. His favourite film directors are Clint Eastwood and Alexander Payne.



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