The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists
I recently reviewed Aardman animation’s The Pirates for the good folks over at Movie Marker:
Like most right-minded people I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Aardman animation and their impressive back catalogue. Wallace and Gromit, that most British of animated institutions, have always raised many a smile in their short films and the daring duo’s big-screen outing ‘Curse of the Were-Rabbit’ proved to be a considerable success for the studio. As of course was their feature length debut movie, Chicken Run. The studio’s last two features however saw them leave behind their stop-motion bread and butter and take a leap into computer based animation. The final collaboration with Dreamworks studios, Flushed Away, was not a major box office success, but Aardman’s first outing with new Hollywood home Sony Pictures Animation, Arthur Christmas, fared much better and was a hit on both sides of the pond. With Pirates! though, the studio makes a timely return to the world of stop-motion and in doing so has produced arguably their finest work since the Wallace and Gromit short films which made the studio famous.
You can read the full review here:
Movie Marker : The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists.