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Meet the team that rocked the Stone Age when Early Man arrives on Digital May 15th and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand on May 22nd from Lionsgate. Perfect for the young and young-at-heart alike, the cheerful tale told in charming, well-crafted claymation is Certified Fresh™ on Rotten Tomatoes and is full of “abundant delights” (Ella Taylor, NPR). Starring in the film are Oscar®-winner Eddie Redmayne (Best Actor, The Theory of Everything, 2014; Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Tom Hiddleston (Thor: Ragnarok, Kong: Skull Island), Maisie Williams (TV’s “Game of Thrones”), as well as Timothy Spall (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Harry Potter Franchise). The animated world of Early Man has extensive special features including never-before-seen featurettes that reveal the love, passion, hard work, and magic that goes into creating an Aardman Studios animated film.
Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the Earth, Early Man tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne) and his best friend, Hognob, as they unite their tribe against a mighty enemy — Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City — to save their home.
BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
- “Before the Beginning of Time: Creating Early Man” Featurette
- “Nick Park: Massaging the Funny” Featurette
- “The Valley Meets the Bronze” Featurette
- “Hanging at Aardman Studios: A Workshop Exploration” Featurette
Rating: PG for Rude Humor and Some Action
Feature Run Time: 89 minutes
These claymation British movies are always a hit in our house. Early Man is set when the Stone Age meets the Bronze Age. A simple caveman tries to save his tribe’s valley by challenging Lord Nooth of the Bronze Age to a soccer match. Within that story-line is one laugh after another as these clay characters show off teamwork and friendship. Early Man is funny, entertaining and enjoyable for the whole family! Check out all the special features after you watch the movie. I especially like Creating Early Man. This is yet another Aardman Studios movie that is worth watching!