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axisVFX announced as main VFX vendor on Early Man!

Something prehistoric is happening over at Aardman, and the axisVFX team is excited to be a part of it.

Following our work on Shaun the Sheep: The Movie and the subsequent half-hour TV special Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas, we’re delighted to work with Aardman once again on its upcoming stop-motion feature, Early Man.

Directed by Nick Park and due for release early 2018, Early Man tells the story of courageous cave-man Dug (voiced by Eddie Redmayne) and his best friend Hognob, who unite a tribe against the mighty Lord Nooth (voiced by Tom Hiddleston) to save their home.

axisVFX will be serve as lead VFX vendor on Early Man, delivering a range of enhancements that span compositing and environmental work.

“We’re honoured to once again work alongside the talented team at Aardman,” says Howard Jones, VFX supervisor and co-founder of axisVFX. “Both the studio and Nick Park have such impressive pedigree. We’re looking forward to adding the axisVFX touch to their magic.”

Early Man exemplifies the outstanding creative work coming out of Bristol right now,” adds Paul Schleicher, executive producer at axisVFX. “Being based at the Bottle Yard Studios, we’re hugely excited to be part of such a thriving scene – Bristol’s creative roots look set to grow deeper with the release of Early Man." 

Watch this space for more news about our work with Aardman!