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05 May 2005, 01:40 PM
"DreamWorks Animation
SKG has announced their next film collaboration with Aardman, a new comedy
entitled "Crood Awakening." The announcement was made during a tribute to
Aardman at the Cannes Film Festival, by DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey
Katzenberg, together with Aardman co-founders Peter Lord and David Sproxton.
"Crood Awakening" will mark DreamWorks' fourth film collaboration with
Aardman, following 2000's "Chicken Run," this year's "Wallace & Gromit -- The
Curse of the Were-Rabbit," and "Flushed Away," which is planned for release in
"Crood Awakening" is being co-written by British comedy icon John Cleese,
who earned an Academy Award(R) nomination for his screenplay for "A Fish
Called Wanda" and is a co-creator and original member of the legendary "Monty
Python's Flying Circus." Co-writing the screenplay with Cleese is Kirk
DeMicco, who previously wrote the family film "Racing Stripes" and the
animated adventure "Quest for Camelot."
Set in the Stone Age, "Crood Awakening" is a comedy about a big man in a
small village called Crood. His position as Leader of the Hunt is threatened
by the arrival of a prehistoric genius who comes up with revolutionary new
inventions ... like fire."
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05 May 2005, 04:40 PM
That sounds like a cool story!


05 May 2005, 12:23 PM
I'm really glad to hear that, I love all of Ardman's works. Hopefully Dreamworks leave it to a completely ardman style and doesn't put in all the pop culture humor bullshit that thier movies have lately been revolving around. When they did chicken run together that was before dreamworks got into that phase, so hopefullythey keep it the same as they did last time. Speaking of Ardman, weren't they supposed to be doing a full length Wallace and Gromit movie? I thought I had heard somthing about that.

05 May 2005, 01:14 PM
Wallace & Gromit and the Curse of the Were-Rabbit will be out later this year. July maybe?

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