In June 2007, one of the two additional films were announced by Aardman, appropriately joked as an untitled Nick Park film, which is not another Wallace & Gromit feature film. In 2015, it was announced that the title of the film would be Early Man-United and it would financed by the British Film Institute for $50 million. Eventually, the title was changed to Early Man. The film marks Park's thirteen-year return to the director's chair, and marks the first feature that Park as the sole director. On Chicken Run (2000), with Peter Lord, and The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), with Steve Box. As with previous stop motion films created by Aardman, the characters in Early Man were developed over time with the voice actors to determine the way the characters look, move, and speak. The results were turned over to the film's 35 animators to work on individualizing the characters. A crowd of people took part in an audio recording at the Memorial Stadium Home of Bristol Rovers.
The film features the voice talents of Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Timothy Spall, Miriam Margolyes, Richard Ayoade, and Mark Williams. The film is brilliantly voiced across the board. The cast gave comically-injected performances with corniness sprinkled throughout. The kind that you would expect from an Aardman film.
Simon says Early Man receives:
Also, see my review for The Pirates! Band of Misfits.