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May 13, 2011 / Will McCaig


I have just finished a placement at Aardman prop making for new feature film!

“Award-winning British animators Aardman are set to return to cinemas after a six-year hiatus with their first stop-motion film since Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Production is nearing completion on The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists, which is due to be released in March 2012.
Hugh Grant has been cast in the lead role – his first in an animated film – playing a captain attempting to win the pirate of the year award.
Peter Lord, the co-director of Pirates!, said: “Hugh Grant has given a stand-out performance – he combines an effortless on-screen warmth with brilliant comic timing.” Queen Victoria and Charles Darwin also make appearances, voiced by Imelda Staunton and David Tennant respectively.
The film is based on a comic novel by Gideon Defoe, who has also written the film’s screenplay. It marks Aardman’s first feature-film collaboration with Hollywood studio Sony Pictures Entertainment, after making three full-length films with Dreamworks.” Quote from

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