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"Chicken Run" Creators Take on "Pirates!" and "Arthur Christmas"

Posted: April 28th, 2009 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
"Chicken Run" Creators Take on "Pirates!" and "Arthur Christmas"Submit Comment
Sony Pictures and stop-frame animation house Aardman Animations are moving forward with two animated features, "Pirates!" and "Arthur Christmas."

"Pirates!" is based on "The Pirates! (in an Adventure with Scientists)," the best-selling series of books by Gideon Defoe and is intended to be a swashbuckling adventure with a rich vein of surreal and broad comedy. The story follows a group of pirates who journey to London, meet Charles Darwin and a talking chimp named Mister Bobo, and an enemy looking to wipe them out.

Aardman co-founder Peter Lord is directing and will use stop-motion animation, the company's signature style seen in films such as "Wallace & Gromit in the Curse of Were-Rabbit" and "Chicken Run."

"Christmas" will tackle the question of how Santa delivers all his presents in one night. Sarah Smith and Barry Cook are directing from a script by Peter Baynham (Borat). The film will be produced entirely using CGI.

"It's incredibly exciting to be moving forward on these two movies," Lord said. "The most important elements of any animated film are story and character, and we believe that in these films, we have characters to charm and stories to delight and engage."

Source: THR


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tomnottommy writes:
on April 28th, 2009 at 2:46:41 AM

Excellent. anything stop-motion animation is welcome in my book. Especially from Aardman
Javicon writes:
on April 28th, 2009 at 4:31:39 AM

Dreamworks have missed their chance with these genious. Hope things go better with Sony. And what about that project they had about ancient age???
Eben1277 writes:
on April 28th, 2009 at 7:19:02 AM

Now they need to develop a Shaun the Sheep movie!!!

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