january, 2019

19jan9:30 AMEarly Slapstick Animation 
With Merlin Crossingham9:30 AM Watershed

Event Details

SAT 19 JAN 0930hrs
Watershed £5.00 – £8.00

Cinema was still a precocious toddler when it acquired a brash, bouncy sibling. No sooner had the great silent comedians worked out how to put slapstick into the movies than cartoonists got in on the act, using the unique properties of animation to bring ever more inventive and hilarious films to the screen.

Merlin Crossingham, creative director on Wallace and Gromit and animation director on Aardman’s feature film Early Man, will present some unusual gems from the early, magical days of animation – featuring a cast of cats, rabbits and of course, one very famous mouse.

STOP PRESS: this event was originally to be presented by Pete Lord but due to circumstances beyond his control Peter will sadly not now be unable to do so. However, we couldn’t be more excited that his colleague at Aardman, Merlin Crossingham, will now be joining us instead.


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