New Aardman short: Pythagasaurus

Aardman director Peter Peake has created a delightful new short animated film. Titled Pythagasaurus, the story stars two hapless cavemen wondering what to do about a live volcano that suddenly appears on their doorstep. They decide to call on a certain math-loving dinosaur for help…

Aardman director Peter Peake has created a delightful new short animated film. Titled Pythagasaurus, the story stars two hapless cavemen wondering what to do about a live volcano that suddenly appears on their doorstep. They decide to call on a certain math-loving dinosaur for help…

The film is imbued with all the usual charm we’ve come to expect from Aardman, and features voiceovers from Bill Bailey, Martin Trenaman and Simon Greenall.

Pythagasaurus is the latest in a series of shorts that are self-funded by Aardman. Previous films have included Fly and Blind Date. “With Pythagasaurus I wanted to make an animated short film that was hopefully funny and looked lovely too,” says Peake. “Often you see one or the other and I was intrigued to have a go at doing both. I’ve never made a film before that is so visually rich and detailed. It’s been a real thrill to have had the opportunity.”

Credits:
Writer/director: Peter Peake
Exec producers: Heather Wright, Peter Lord, David Sproxton
Producer: Stephanie Owen, Laura Pepper
Script editor: David Quantick
Modelling: Tanja Krampfert, Rich Spence, David Brooks
Texturing: Tanja Krampfert, Darren Dubicki
Animation: Pascale Bories
Visual development and compositing: Jim Lewis

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