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Early Man

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Early Man
Directed byNick Park
Screenplay byMark Burton
James Higginson
Story byMark Burton
Nick Park
Produced byPeter Lord
David Sproxton
Nick Park
Carla Shelley
Richard Beek
StarringEddie Redmayne
Tom Hiddleston
Maisie Williams
Timothy Spall
CinematographyDave Alex Riddett
Edited bySim Evan-Jones
Music byHarry Gregson-Williams
Tom Howe
Distributed byStudioCanal
Release dates
20 January 2018 (FBI Southbank)
26 January 2018 (United Kingdom)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Budget$50 million
Box office$54.6 million

Early Man is a 2018 British stop motion animated sports comedy movie directed by Nick Park, the creator of Wallace & Gromit, written by Mark Burton and James Higginson, and starring the voices of Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams and Timothy Spall. The movie follows a tribe of primitive Stone Age valley dwellers, who have to defend their land from bronze-using invaders in a football match. The movie premiered on 20 January 2018 at the BFI Southbank cinema.

Released theatrically on 26 January 2018, the movie received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised the animation, voice acting and humour, although some deemed it inferior to previous Aardman works. The movie underperformed at the box office, only grossing $54 million against a budget of $50 million.

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