short film Wat's Pig © Aardman
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Wat's Pig

In this medieval fantasy two brothers are separated during infancy in a bungled kidnapping. One grows up to be the spoiled, cowardly king of the land, the other - the film's hero - lives in anonymous poverty in the countryside with his pet pig. A war with a neighbouring kingdom looms, and the brothers find themselves unexpectedly reunited.

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For the most part, Wat's Pig is another worthy Aardman film. The puppets are excellent, as are the backgrounds (in a nice touch, the skies are rendered in coloured pencils),...
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Here in Australia this is a relatively well known Aardman short. The plot is well outlined in the synopsis. As usual there is considerable amazement at the ability of the...
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Aardman never fails to amaze me with their shorts. While their full-lenght features ("Chicken Run" and "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit") are a bit slow and not...
Created by: Aardman
Language: no dialogue
Country of Origin: UK
Directed by: Peter Lord
Produced by: Michael Rose and Jo Allen (2)
Executive Producers: Peter Lord and David Sproxton
Writing Credits: Peter Lord

Academy Award nominee, 1996.

Available in Europe/Australia on 'Aardman Classics' DVD.

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