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    Aardman feeling "Flushed Away" - USA Today 1/31/06

    Studio jiggles the clay format
    By Susan Wloszczyna, USA TODAY

    Fans of Aardman, home of Wallace and Gromit, might want to fortify themselves with a bit of cheese before swallowing this news.

    Pet rat Roddy (right, voiced by Hugh Jackman) tries
    to get rid of pesky sewer rat Syd (Shane Richie) by luring him into the "whirlpool." DreamWorks Animation

    Digits are out. Digital is in.
    The very hands-on British animation studio behind such stop-motion films as 2000's Chicken Run and last year's The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is relying on computers to bring to life its fall comedy, Flushed Away.
    http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/...hed-away_x.htm
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    Re: Aardman feeling "Flushed Away" - USA Today 1/31/06

    As sorry as I am to read this I can understand the decision. I really feel that most people can't appreciate or don't even care about the enormous amount of time and care it takes to produce stop motion animation.

    "Curse of the WereRabbit" was in production for 5 years and I believe it took 18 months to film.

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    Re: Aardman feeling "Flushed Away" - USA Today 1/31/06

    Although, what I've seen of this, it seems really good....

    I don't think it's a permanent decision. I'm sure they'll continue doing stop motion for years.

    This one possibly needed the CGI element for such a big picture, though...

    We'll see.
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    Re: Aardman feeling "Flushed Away" - USA Today 1/31/06

    Flushed Away Video Games Coming
    Source: D3Publisher of America, Inc.
    January 31, 2006


    D3Publisher of America, Inc. (D3PA), a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software, today announced a worldwide publishing agreement with DreamWorks Animation SKG for video games based on the forthcoming computer animated feature film Flushed Away. The first games are scheduled to be released for console systems and handheld systems including Nintendo DS(TM), and Game Boy® Advance in Q4 2006 to coincide with the release of the DreamWorks computer animated feature film on November 3, 2006.

    http://comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=12984


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