You would think that having won four Oscars may have the ability to change a person, but not Nick Park. The visionary behind Aardman animations, and the likes of Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run, is one of the most down to earth, nicest blokes you could wish to meet. And fortunately for us, we did.

His latest venture is Early Man, and we asked about the genesis for the project, and why they opted for football to play such a big role in the narrative. We also discuss the sense of accomplishment that comes with presenting a film of this nature, and what attracted Park to the cast, which consists of Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston and Maisie Williams. Finally we spoke about the next Aardman endeavour, with Shaun the Sheep 2 on the horizon.

Watch the full interview below…


Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

Early Man is released on January 26th.