Conversation Pieces: Early Bird

Aardman Animations (1982)

A real radio presenter provides the voice for his animated counterpart, a weary soul who doesn’t let a small thing like hosting a radio show get in the way of his morning routine…

Commissioned by Channel 4 in 1982, Conversation Pieces allowed Peter Lord and Dave Sproxton to develop ideas aimed at a more sophisticated, adult audience. The 5-minute shorts also gave birth to a device that has become an Aardman trademark – matching animated characters to real-life dialogue.

Aardman Animations, Ltd. is a British animation studio based in Bristol, England. It is known for films made using stop-motion clay animation techniques, particularly those featuring its Plasticine characters Wallace and Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, and Morph.

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