DC Comics Continue To Help The Bottom Fall Out Of The Market For Comic Con Exclusive Collectibles From 2012 And 2013

Well, there's more to come.Aardman Batman 2012 NYCC Exclusive figure for $25 cover price. Currently $25 plus shipping on Amazon. Okay, that's about the same Everything else though...Arkham City Hugo Strange 2013 SDCC Exclusive action figure for $29.95. Currently $40 plus shipping on Amazon.Hal Jordan and Saint Walker SDCC 2013 Exclusive 3-3/4 action figure two pack for $29.95. Currently $90[...]

DC Comics Sells San Diego Comic Con Exclusive Items – From 2013

The Aardman Superman figure, a convention exclusive from San Diego Comic Con 2013 sells for up to $65 on eBay, plus shipping. It sells on Amazon for $35 plus shipping.Well DC Comics are about to undercut that when they sell, to comic stores, the same exclusive figure in the same exclusive packaging for a retail price[...]

Things I Only Just Realised

I only just realised that in the Aardman Batman, his teeth mirror the Bat symbol Hmmm I'm sure everyone realised before but I couldn't find reference to it anywhere.Anyway, I just liked it, and it's late...I only just realised that in the Aardman Batman, his teeth mirror the Bat symbol Hmmm I'm sure everyone[...]

Gnasher, Aardman Style

This weekend that consisted of Aardman Animator Jim Parkyn teaching kids how to make their own character models, in this case The Beano's Gnasher, as well as handing out animation software so they can create their own stop frame films.I took my girls along, who seemed to have a great time We have now built[...]

Watch: All Of Lauren Faust's Super Best Friends Forever And Other DC Nation Shorts

I'm particularly fond of Aardman's World's Funnest.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ti0bJfWBfg[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjetNApdZ4U[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6tz2Q9RyUI[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkDJIf2_M5o[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQJWO5O8vcY[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZTMv_zBNzQ[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeVUBZ_ALc8[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwYRTkKTHXU[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5JEVHcCSxA[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsrTo6Xfbm0[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNFNRfPvnm4[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sl1DUl4YXI[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxXkr1S45l8[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kc1y7jzc4ws[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBwR0ysiGkM[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF1VK1aUsNo[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJMJVhM31sI[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fscj7sW856w[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DjpdB77354[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEpa9dev7-Y[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmGXN92wBiY[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86JDsg5Di6A[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrDiTjsAOFs[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UdPhqzFIRE[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiGs04WSIaU[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdWyK2elOtQ[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP2U8sGUheM[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-aWSgi6Vl8[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOWiwOzimE0[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP_m8JnJgog[/youtube][...]

Video: Aardman Mash Up Wallace And Gromit, Chicken Run And Creature Comforts

More importantly, and interestingly, it's a mash-up of most of Aardman's Nick Park-related characters.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9Hrx6ohGKk[/youtube]It's nearly Christmas so I'm sure there's a bunch of Wallace and Gromit films hidden in the BBC schedule somewhere Shame there's not a new one. This is a promo for a Google online video chatting service[...]

Video: Aardman's New Short Film, A Pig's Tail

Is there such a thing as a humane way to kill animal? "Kill" and "humane" seem like pretty contradictory concepts to me.Aardman's latest short film, A Pig's Tail, was made for The Humane Society of the United States and tells the "happy meat" story of a cute little pig that gets treated relatively nicely..[...]

Encounters – From Aardman Chatter To The Unhappiest Person Of The Month

Hearing stories of how he produced films like Sexy Beast and The Last Emperor let us in on his understanding of filmmaking craft, sharing insights that the crowd found both engaging and informative.Aardman in Conversation was a rare chance to hear about the inception, process and direction of the animation company with its three captains,[...]

Watch A New Aardman Short Film Spin-Off From Pirates!

The new Aardman feature, Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists, is currently playing in UK cinemas and I imagine it's going to do a roaring trade over the long Easter weekend.I can't say it was exactly hilarious, but it's an incredibly good looking film and I have seen it twice, which does mean something.Sky Movies[...]

Aardman Fans Take Note – Morph Is Back

Morph was not the earliest creation of Aardman Animations - that was, in fact, Aardman - but he was certainly the first I met He starred in his own little stop-motion sequences screened as part of Take Hart and Hart Beat, the BBC's art shows for kids.Later, he got his own show, and he cropped[...]

VIDEO: See the DC Peel in Action as DC Nation Begins for the Very First Time

And how long until we see something new from Aardman, not just the same few seconds over and over? DC Entertainment have published this, the very first 15 seconds of DC Nation, as set for 10am tomorrow morning on Cartoon Network. [iframe src="https://fbcdn-video-a.akamaihd.net/cfs-ak-snc6/442811/857/873397666914_15123.mp4?oh=c996844e68ca8014214adc10273d87e1&oe=4F53CF00&__gda__=1330892544_58c289518bdf8123eb0ed8662ede7d08" width="420" height="240"] Seems like they're still keeping Super Best Friends Forever entirely under wraps[...]

Monsters Galore in New Promo for Dreamworks' The Croods

There's an awful lot of monsters in this second look at The Croods, a onetime Aardman project that defected to Dreamworks.Okay, maybe not monsters Animals But real beasts.Nic Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds are amongst the voice cast Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders are directing.Thanks to Animatie for this good quality version of[...]

Friday Film Review – Looking Ahead To Pirates! And Backwards To The Vow

Here's my Friday film review from Glide FM. I don't know why I was so excitable this morning, but I was. We have a quick look back at The Vow, then look forward to Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists – though, to be clear, this isn't an embargo-breaking review. No. Scout's honour. [display_podcast] Come […]

A Better Look At Aardman's Batman And Superman Toon

This first ran as an update to an older story, so I knew we'd seen it here before, and months ago.But while I was convinced we'd already had it up in "good quality," all I could search out on the site today was in "wobble vision."Well, just in case the wobbly one really is all[...]

Nick Park's New Music Video And Behind The Scenes Discussion

Park can do that himself in an interview video that I've also included.As Hannah learned when visiting Aardman recently, Park is currently at work writing another stop motion feature, this time not starring Wallace and Gromit At the end of the interview above he says the film will be: Working with Mark Burton who's my writing[...]