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Early Man (2018)

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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dug (voice)
... Lord Nooth (voice)
... Goona (voice)
... Chief Bobnar (voice)
... Queen Oofeefa (voice)
... Message Bird / Brian / Bryan / Gonad the Gaul (voice)
... Dino / Jurgend (voice)
... Treebor (voice)
Selina Griffiths ... Magma / Additional Voices (voice)
... Asbo (voice)
... Barry (voice)
... Gravelle (voice)
Richard Webber ... Grubup (voice)
Simon Greenall ... Eemak / Thongo / Additional Voices (voice)
... Hognob (voice)
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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.

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Rated PG for rude humor and some action | See all certifications »

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16 February 2018 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El cavernícola  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$8,267,544, 29 March 2018
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Trivia

The name of Queen Oofeefa is a play on FIFA( Fédération Internationale de Football Association), the organisation responsible for football's major international tournaments, notably the World Cup which commenced in 1930 and the Women's World Cup which commenced in 1991. See more »

Quotes

Dino: Fowl!
Lord Nooth: Foul? There's no foul, you silly slap-head, the game's not even started.
Dino: [Referring to the inbound giant duck] No, Fowl!
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At the end of the credits: "No dinosaurs or rabbits were harmed during the making of this feature." See more »

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References One Million Years B.C. (1966) See more »

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Good Day
Written by Jamie N. Commons and Ben Epand (as Benjamin Epand)
Performed by New Hope Club
Published by Universal Music Publishing MGB Ltd and BMI: Kideyesx Music
Courtesy of Virgin EMI Records Ltd.
Under licence from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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Aardman always put a smile on my face; it's no 'Wallace & Gromit', but few things are.
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Nick Park's claymation creations always manage to put a smile on my face. While it doesn't quite reach the heights of their 'Wallace & Gromit' franchise, 'Early Man (2018)' is a consistently clever and chuckle-worthy affair with plenty of laughs to be had at its typically home-spun humour that just gets better the longer you think about it. The beautifully tangible animation is compounded by awesomely ostentatious vocal work and a wonderfully written script, crafting a fully formed world just one-step removed from our own. It is also far and away the best football film I've seen. Though I'm not a huge fan of the sport and always find the formula of its features rather dull, the piece had me both riveted and grinning ear-to-ear during its ball-to-boots sequences with its wisecracking yet respectful, satirical wit which remains good-natured and suitably subtle even when taking the easiest, or sometimes most obscure, of hits. 7/10


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