SDCC2011: Sony Pictures Animation and Aardman Animations’ Upcoming Films Previewed
Aardman Animation, home of Wallace & Gromit, in association with Sony Pictures Animation, made their first ever Comic Con appearance to preview their two new films. The Pirates! Band of Misfits, a 3D stop-motion animated film, shows the adventures of a ragtag group of pirates. Hugh Grant leads an all-star cast including Martin Freeman, Brendan Gleeson, Russell Tovey, Ashley Jansen, Jeremy Piven, Salma Hayek, Imelda Staunton, and David Tennant. The movie comes to theatres in March 2012.
Coming this November is Arthur Christmas, a 3D animated film that answers the question of just how Santa Claus makes all his deliveries on Christmas Eve. It stars James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Laurie, and Bill Nighy.