To celebrate the release of Early Man the latest film from Aardman the makers of Shaun the Sheep and Chicken run on 4K UHD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD today we were sent an amazing box of goodies and a bit of a challenge.
The challenge was to make your own Early Man characters with a bit of a twist and be as creative as you can. I set the 9 year old off on the challenge and she did her best, but her love of the characters themselves in the films was strong and I think ultimately she couldn’t really better the characters! What do you think? The model on the bottom right is the most imaginative she got!
This was a brilliant challenge as it kept Fifi busy for a good few hours and she thoroughly enjoyed making the characters with a few to doing a bit of her own stop motion animation over the holidays.
Early Man was really hotly anticipated in our household, i’m an archaeologist and I teach prehistory so I was really keen to see this in case I could weave some of the story into some of my work. It wasn’t to be really as sadly the chronology is a bit wrong, however the film is just really good family friendly fun. Its an all star British cast and it tells the story of a caveman and essentially his battle against progress. We loved it.
The official blurb:
Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the earth, EARLY MAN tells the story of
courageous caveman hero Dug (Academy Award®-winner EDDIE REDMAYNE) and his best friend Hognobas they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth (TOM HIDDLESTON) and his Bronze Age City to save their home.
Leading Dug’s tribe of lovable misfits is Chief Bobnar (TIMOTHY SPALL) who is joined by Treebor (RICHARD AYOADE), Magma (SELINA GRIFFITHS), Asbo (JOHNNY VEGAS), Barry (MARK WILLIAMS), Gravelle (GINA YASHERE), Eemak (SIMON GREENALL) and Grubup (RICHARD WEBBER). MAISIE WILLIAMS voices Goona, the gallant and indomitable rebel who befriends Dug and helps the tribe in their battle to beat the Bronze Age at their own game.