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whoa ... that's dissappointing. I thought it was going to be stop motion. I know Pixar has a CG rat movie coming up as well ....

from CS:

Slated for release in November 2006, Flushed Away is the story of Roddy, an upper-crust "society rat," who is rather rudely evicted from his Kensington flat when he is flushed down into Ratropolis, the bustling sewer world found under London's streets. There, he meets Rita, an enterprising scavenger who works the sewers in her faithful boat, the Jammy Dodger. The privileged Roddy finds himself an unlikely hero when he learns that Ratropolis is in danger from the world above.

The computer-animated comedy stars the voices of Hugh Jackman (the "X-Men" franchise) and four-time Oscar® nominee Kate Winslet (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Iris, Titanic, Sense and Sensibility) as Roddy and Rita. The film is being directed by Sam Fell and David Bowers, and produced by Peter Lord, David Sproxton and Cecil Kramer.

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I also heard Aardman and DW have announced another feature, with a script written by Python Cleese. Sounds good to me.
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sounds like the film that Didier (triplettes de belleville) is making in France already, with cavemen. Kyle Balda, from Pixar, is heading up the animation on it.
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You could be disappointed about it, or you could consider it a bonus Aardman film. Aardman doesn't have a crew large enough to do two films at once. This way, you'll get 'W&G - The Curse of the Were-Rabbit' this fall, and 'Flushed Away' the next year.

But, since this involves DreamWorks, I'm sure some people prefer to look at it as the glass being half empty . . .

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From what I know Aardman are keeping their famous design style ala Chicken run and W&G, just exploring the benefits of CGI. They are not giving up on model animation altogether.

They've been trying it out with the BBC3 ident over here in the UK. The characters have a distinct model quality but are actually all CG.

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i don't know... i always thought one of the biggest charms from Aardman productions (and stop motion in general) is the inperfectness of it. Just like with good drawn animation, you can really feel the artist's hand working on it. I'm afraid CGI will take that away.
And with the voice cast, this seems to be one of those others madagascar/sharktale media hypes.
I just hope i'm wrong though.. i like Aardman quite a lot [Wink] .

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Just wanted to chime in on Aardman's CG stuff. It's seriously very close to their hand work and just as charming, so don't fear!


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If Aardman is doing it, I'm going to look forward to the result. CG or not, they know what counts most: story story story... [cheers]
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Rattaouille is the Pixar film.. when I heard about that one
I thought that was a cool project...

Here's alittle something on the Pixar project:

"Thank you. And bring it on."

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Aardman's CG stuff is just as much fun as their "real" stuff. For a taste, have a go at this....

Nice little project called "The Deadline". Done in Maya, but still got that Aardman yumminess. Charming. [Smile]


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