EARLY MAN (PG)
KEEPING EVERYTHING PRIMITIVE AND PROPER, UK, 89 MIN Next to Pixar, the most reliably creative brand in kids’ movie entertainment is Aardman, the British studio specialising in stop-motion claymation. This is the first release since 2015’s wonderful Shaun the Sheep, and it will not disappoint its target audience in any way. Kids will absolutely love the movie, which jams both cleverness and silliness into every frame. An unashamedly madcap (but never too manic) story tracks the heroic exploits of Dug (voiced by Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne), a primitive hunter-gatherer who will need to become mankind’s first soccer star if he is to save his village from destruction. Co-stars Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Timothy Spall.