Thursday, July 14, 2011



there are pirates below on this post!

PeteLordAardman: Crikey blimey and blimey. Having trailers out for Arthur Christmas and the Pirates at the same time is just too exciting. *deep breaths*

Confidential_CC: @PeteLordAardman Pete, I keep saying this...but it's true....YOU love it, you know you do...enjoy being a celeb!

PeteLordAardman: @Confidential_CC OK. Busted. I love it.

PeteLordAardman: Good Lord! A shanty town has sprung up here in Santa Monica. Tragic to see so many dispossessed people

Confidential_CC: @PeteLordAardman is that you who says “What's going on?" in the Twitpic vid.

PeteLordAardman: @Confidential_CC No - - no - - - - well it may have been me, in a squeaky sort of voice

Confidential_CC: @PeteLordAardman well someone says it squeakily and softly in a bewildered tone...and sounds slightly British...erm, must be you!!

Confidential_CC: @PeteLordAardman Of course I knew it was you....x

"Tower Block 31"

russelltovey Ma day is gonna be busy yo... X

Tom_In_Oz_: @russelltovey hope today’s Tower Block cast meet-up and read through etc goes well...good luck enjoy - BE BRILLIANT X

WhoGuru: @Tom_In_Oz_ @russelltovey As if he'd be anything else. :P

Tom_In_Oz_: @WhoGuru @russelltovey Erm, it's boring to keep saying chookas and break a leg...all the good sayings are gone! What about - Go Team GB!

russelltovey: En route to the read thru of 'Tower Block' x

russelltovey: RT @BeingHuman3: @russelltovey: You are #AlbinoPirateAdorable !!! ;D

russelltovey: RT @BeingHuman3: @russelltovey: Pirates! In An Adventurer With Scientists Teaser! YouTube (Russell Tovey - @russelltovey #BeingHuman )

russelltovey: Why is it every taxi I get into the driver is always listening to LBC radio???? X

KevinLehane: @russelltovey I dare you to read your character with a Jamaican accent.

russelltovey: @KevinLehane my character is Jamaican? How did you know??? X

Ralphwjbrown: @russelltovey my taxi was a Polish lesbian who looked like David Bowie. We had a nice chat.

russelltovey: @Ralphwjbrown sounds hot x

Ralphwjbrown: @russelltovey I would've

OffCoarse: Read this and it reminded me that I saw @RussellTovey in @ForbiddenPlanet last Saturday.

Sheridansmith1: What a day!Performance of bridget jones workshop then straight into a readthrough of #towerblock so exciting. Love being busy.Feel so lucky!

Sheridansmith1: Can not wait to work with @jamesmoran @RonnieThompson @mrjamesnunn @JackO__C @russelltovey @realMLombard @ralphwjbrown & @michael_legge :D

jamesmoran: Everyone must go and tell @Sheridansmith1, @russelltovey and @Ralphwjbrown how fantastic they are. Tower Block will knock your block off...

mrjamesnunn: RT @Ralphwjbrown: @MissLloyd25 @sheridansmith1 @jamesmoran @ronniethompson @mrjamesnunn @jacko__c @russelltovey @realmlombard @michael_legge twitterfilmgang !

"Tower Block"

Ralphwjbrown: Just finished reading Chekhov short story "In The Ravine". Devastated !

AWOLTom: @Ralphwjbrown just had news about "Tower Block" congrats x

Ralphwjbrown: @AWOLTom been in that for some months but thanks x

AWOLTom: @Ralphwjbrown good luck with the read thru etc on Thursday x

Ralphwjbrown: @AWOLTom thanks

Here are the first pictures of Russell Tovey as the Albino Pirate. Press play below to see the clip which also features a bit of voice action from Russell.

Press play to see the Aardman "Pirates" trailer.



If there’s one thing that never fails to warm the cockles on an animation fan it’s the trailer for a brand new Aardman film! This new trailer is thankfully a return to their claymation roots, giving it a much more rough and ready look, although obviously since the early days of Wallace And Gromit when you could even see the finger prints of the animators imbedded into the characters, they have obviously come a long way since then but there’s no doubt that seeing plasticine stop motion has a genuine charm.

This is also a pure Aardman feature animation, no collaboration with DreamWorks, which gave us 2006's mediocre Flushed Away which utilised the look of Aardman film but gave it a 21st century polish by immortalising the characters in CG.

The new film , titled The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists, it’s quite an unusual title and the trailer alone doesn’t really give any indication of the plot but it does feature an amusing sea shanty introducing us to various characters and aspects of the film including Darwin, his monkey Bobo, a parrot called Eli, some nudists and a pair of dentures to name but a few.

It looks like a lot of fun and as Cilla Black would say, a lorra lorra laughs, and that’s exactly what you want from an Aardman film, like Pixar they have come to represent a shining gemstone in a crown of the film industry, they may not be as grand and epic as Pixar, but one can’t help but feel a little proud to be British when you think of Aardman, whose films are consistently funny, gentle, quirky and mad, resonating with both young and older generations and having the courage to push the medium of stop motion when most resort to computer effects. I must even admit to coming over all patriotic at seeing Nick Park at the Oscars in his little bow tie..bless him

With some fantastic voice acting from Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, Brian Blessed, Russell Tovey, Imelda Staunton, and Jeremy Piven, Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists is going to be one to mark in the diary and is released March 30, 2012!

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