Tuesday, May 22, 2018

#Giveaway Early Man Movie and Claymation Kit

Talk about getting lucky: right after we had a chance to watch and review the DVD for the new Claymation movie from Lionsgate Early Man, we had the opportunity to receive a stop motion Claymation kit and create a movie of our own. How cool was that! So we obviously said yes and eagerly looked forward to getting the kit. Claymation, for those fuzzy on the meaning, is a method of animation in which little figures and backgrounds are made from clay and then are filmed using stop-motion photography, i.e. taking a picture for each action and then piecing all the pictures together to create a movie.

As soon as the kit arrived the family, adults and kids alike, got together to open it up and start planning our movie. The kit includes creature-creating clay, a miniature stage, interchangeable backdrops, props, detailed guidebook, and a phone stand. The last ingredient is to download a stop-motion app on your app (of which there are many on the app store), and you are good to go.


Now if you have see the movie (and we recommend that you do), one of the most entertaining characters is Hognob, a smart pig that’s the movie hero’s best friend and pet. The kids loved Hognob and we were happy to learn that Lionsgate has put together an instructional video with the film’s stars Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston and Maisie Williams with Aardman’s very own Jim Parkyn about how to make our very own Hognob.



We very soon lost control of the Claymation video project to our 4 and 7-yr old boys and they had a blast working together to plan, create and shoot their own stop-motion video. While the final product was short and a little crude, it took over an hour of work (I would call it hard work if it wasn’t so much fun!) to put it together. We totally plan on creating more Claymation masterpieces together soon.



We would highly recommend trying out the kit yourself and creating your own Claymation movies. The whole family can get their hands ‘dirty’ and have fun unleashing your inner animators! On that note, our friends at Lionsgate are giving away a Blu-Ray/DVD copy of the movie and the Claymation Kit to one of our fabulous readers:




Product received, thank you to Lionsgate as well as the PR for supplying us with a product for this review, all opinions are our own.
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20 comments

Jennifer Cervantes said...

I like that pley has something for everyone, animals, princess, and cars. Also that all the activities are screen free.

1porkchop said...

A fun movie idea to make for claymation with your kids would be one centered around their life, with the dogs and cats, and figures of themselves.

Dorothy said...

I would love to see a christian family day adventure in the woods.
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Amy Drazen said...

I would love to create "The Hungry Caterpiller" movie based on the book with my daughters. It's their favorite book.

Elena said...

My son would love to create a Sponge bob themed claymation

Joseph Wallace said...

I would love to make a claymation movie with a Cat and Mouse. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

Kris said...

something with some cute animals....how about dogs and cats?

Jordan James said...

A movie about the ocean! Thank you for this giveaway! :)

sam m said...

I think I will leave all of that to the kids. I want to help their creativity!

Sue Emery said...

I would make a movie where I would grant people’s wishes! But not greedy wishes! It’s about people who NEED help and see them forward it on!!

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Kristen said...

I'd do a story about Hognob's family.

Angela Saver said...

My ideas for my own claymation movie would be to create a family with lots of farm animals and pets.

Edye Nicole said...

We'd do a sea animals theme!

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Leela said...

I'd love one about birds.

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Madonna said...

I would do a Willy Wonka Claymation movie

Jeremy said...

My son would like to do a fortnight theme.

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