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October 11, 2005 12:35 PM   Subscribe

Classic Aardman (of Wallace and Gromit fame) animation stuff up in flames
posted by magullo (21 comments total)

 
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(oh come on, why not?)
posted by DragonBoy at 12:37 PM on October 11, 2005


More here and here
posted by magullo at 12:38 PM on October 11, 2005


That sucks, but as Nick Park himself said, with the earthquake happening at the same time it sort of puts it into perspective.
posted by bondcliff at 12:51 PM on October 11, 2005


I've never seen Chicken Run.
posted by The Jesse Helms at 1:06 PM on October 11, 2005


Does anybody think it's weird that this happened the weekend their movie opened?
posted by First Post at 1:27 PM on October 11, 2005


The new movie, BTW is pretty good, IMHO. References from bugs bunny (the old brain switch gag & tunneling dirt hills) to the painter Diego Valezquez ( paintings in the home of Totty -the British royal familyish Lady - that are based on Valezquez's unflattering portraits of the Spanish Court) to Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, to ... well, you know...

And it does seem odd that it happened on the opening weekend.
posted by R. Mutt at 1:43 PM on October 11, 2005


*dons clay hat*

Yes, quite the odd coincidence, that.
posted by gigawhat? at 1:48 PM on October 11, 2005


Its not that odd if this was arson, though
posted by ZippityBuddha at 2:01 PM on October 11, 2005


*dons rubber glove*

Look! I'm a chicken!
posted by horsewithnoname at 2:06 PM on October 11, 2005


Its not that odd if this was arson, though

Anyone who would burn such things has no soul.
posted by musicinmybrain at 2:14 PM on October 11, 2005


I've never seen Chicken Run
Here.
posted by CynicalKnight at 2:32 PM on October 11, 2005


Not even close to our Top News Story today. . .
posted by spock at 3:17 PM on October 11, 2005


...especially cuz it happen yesterday.
posted by sexymofo at 3:45 PM on October 11, 2005


That sucks major ass. At least the films carry on...
posted by fungible at 7:14 PM on October 11, 2005


Not even Wensleydale?
posted by longsleeves at 7:52 PM on October 11, 2005


this is sad to lose.
the hours that the animators spent using these props border on uncountable. If only because they're actually creating figures and manipulating them, I love stop-animation most.

as an example, I still get goosebumps when the empire attacks Hoth and the AT-ATs enter. CGI has never produced the same goosebumps.
posted by Busithoth at 9:27 PM on October 11, 2005


Seriously, this is the best you could do? Here is how to turn newsfilter into a front page post. Please make an effort.
posted by geekyguy at 9:36 PM on October 11, 2005


While on the topic of how to do things properly, here is an idea: I have posted more stuff to this site than the couple(+?) of complainers above combined.

I might be wrong, but I do think the term newsfilter applies to current events in general. As far as I understand, notices related to arts, lifestyle, pop culture, etc (i.e. to specific bands) are not necessarily newsfilter.

The intention of this FPP was not to trick everyone who visits the site into clicking on it, but rather flag this development to the potentially significant portion - in varying degrees - of Aardman animation fans who are also mefites.

Thanks for your attention and sorry for the multiple offenses.
posted by magullo at 4:40 AM on October 12, 2005


I have posted more stuff to this site than the couple(+?) of complainers above combined.

You are using the wrong benchmark. Try the Quality one.
posted by geekyguy at 4:28 PM on October 12, 2005


Nice try - but let's not forget that this place is quality-moderated, pal.
posted by magullo at 3:43 AM on October 14, 2005


This is quite timely.. Remember when wallace and gromit were forgotten in a NYC yellowcab and went missing right around the time a wallace and gromit film premiered? Kinda like that. *dons cheese hat*
posted by dabitch at 3:51 AM on October 14, 2005


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