Part 1 of a two-part documentary on the Wallace & Gromit feature film, this segment takes a behind-the-scenes look at the history of Aardman Animation and the development of the Wallace and Gromit characters.
Animator. Storyman. Troublemaker. At 80 years old, see how Disney Legend Floyd Norman, the first African-American animator at Disney, continues to impact animation and stir up "trouble" after the company forced him to retire at age 65.
This is one the most fun documentaries one can ever see. Why? Because it's about the brilliant British studio, Ardman, home of Morph, Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the sheep. As I watched this and saw all the accolades that fellow animators lay upon the studio, who take years to complete their stop motion brilliance, one thought was what did Ray Harryhausen think of this? And another was, oh my goodness, I have to watch all my Wallace and Gromit's again as well as my Shaun the Sheeps! Ardman is to stop motion what Michelangelo is to art. They are the tops and this whirlwind documentary - which I wish could have been longer - is simply so engrossing, that one is sucked in and when it's over you go what? Where did the time go?
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