08 Oct The Pirates come to Trinidad
This year’s Animae Caribe Animation Festival will host the great Peter Lord, co-owner and Creative Director of Aardman Animation, who has been honoured with two Academy Award nominations for Best Animated Short. Pete will present to excited ‘Wallace and Gromit’ fans in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean for the first time. Aardman’s special brand of animation has also been seen in Cinemas with the popular ‘Chicken Run’ feature animated film. Their first attempt at CGI features saw the development of ‘Flushed Away’, which was produced in collaboration with DreamWorks. He directed his first solo venture: ‘The Pirates!’ In an Adventure with Scientists, a delicious confection of piracy on the high seas, which starred the voice of Hugh Grant. It was released in 2012 to critical acclaim in the UK and internationally.
Animae Caribe Festival due to begin on 28th of October is carded for another successful run. This year there will be even more exciting activities with a new board bringing in decades of creative experience to the festival. Celebrating twelve years the festival will continue to provide a plethora of animated activities, which include workshops, screenings and presentations by international professionals from Dreamworks, Disney and featuring Caribbean professionals who continue to fly the animated flag in the global industry. There will be a screening of Aardmans ‘Pirates: Band of Misfits at IMAX Cinema on Wednesday 30th of October where Director Pete Lord will present on the making of the animated feature.