The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes Lionsgate & Aardman Animations for a look at their upcoming theatrical release EARLY MAN with animation directors Will Becher and Merlin Crossingham, and legendary director Nick Park on Sunday, February 11, 2018.
The Making of EARLY MAN, 5:00-6:00pm
Join Aardman Animations' animation directors Merlin Crossingham and Will Becher for a behind-the-scenes look at EARLY MAN, the soon-to-be-released animated feature from Aardman Animations.
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.
Summit Entertainment, StudioCanal, Aardman Animations and The British Film Institute present, an Aardman production.
A Conversation with Nick Park, 6:30-7:30
Celebrated director Nick Park looks back at his animation career, from Creature Comforts and Wallace and Gromit to his recent feature films, including EARLY MAN, in a lively conversation with Pixar's Pete Docter, the Academy Award-winning director of Up and Inside Out.
Following these events, Nick, Merlin and Will will be available for a brief signing.
EARLY MAN opens in theatres on February 16.
Tickets for this event are $25 for the general public and free for Cartoon Art Museum members.
Cartoon Art Museum is a 501 (c)(3) educational non-profit museum. Proceeds from this event will support the museum's public programming and educational outreach.