Plus: animation news.
Love Aardman. And Chicken Run was great. W&G are still my faves, but Chicken Run was loads of fun and looked right. And they kept it weird.
omg this post was so great! I loved Chicken Run as a kid in 2012-- one of my school teachers did a Great Escape/Chicken Run double feature for my middle school British culture elective class (it was not a normal school lol). Each film is a landmark piece of cinema in their own right but I had no idea about the additional production process of Chicken! So this was super insightful!!!
Reading this was such a pleasure. So much so, I’ll read it again later during lunch.
I think the film that deviated most noticably from Aardman's trademark style is Flushed Away (2006) which was entirely done in computer animation, albeit for practical reasons. Sublime post as always!
Just listened to this, great detailed post. Am so glad you mentioned Creature Comforts as I was a kid when these came out in England and loved watching them. Another great post, thank you.