The early bird gets the worm, the early man gets the trailer. Which is an appalling way to tell you that Aardman and STUDIOCANAL have just released the first teaser trailer for Nick Park’s new film – Early Man.

The teaser poster was revealed yesterday showcased a number of iconic Aardman characters. Wallace, Gromit, those chickens from Chicken Run, Shaun and a collection of Sheep and leading the pack – Dug and Hognob. They are picking up the baton with this original film from Park and his Bristol team, and the trailer is a solid reminder of why we love their films.

Early Man Teaser posterThe announcement also came with a number of additions to the cast. Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston and Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams were already signed on to lead the voice cast, but a number of British comedy legends have also been announced. Timothy Spall will play Chief Bobnar, and joining his tribe (known locally as The Tribe) we have Richard Ayoade as Treebor, Selina Griffiths as Magma, Johnny Vegas as Asbo, Mark Williams as Barry, Gina Yashere as Gravelle  and Simon Greenall as Eemak.

Leading man Eddie Redmayne took to Twitter earlier today to deliver the good news.

Eddie Redmayne Early Man Teaser Announcement

So, here’s your first look. Early Man will be out in UK cinemas in January of 2018.

Early Man Trailer


Early Man movie Synopsis

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, EARLY MAN tells the story of how plucky caveman Dug, along with sidekick Hognob unites his tribe against the mighty Bronze Age in a battle to beat them at their own game. It also marks Nick Park’s first feature film since Academy Award® winning WALLACE AND GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT.  EARLY MAN unleashes an unforgettable cast of hilarious new characters.