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Aardman's "Rex The Runt" Being Shopped In US

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A series of Aardman claymation shorts called "Rex, the Runt" is being shopped to US media outlets as a 13-episode series. The claymation program stars a dog, Rex, and his companions as they explore outer space, inner earth, and their own brains. More info on Yahoo.

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If you like completely bizarre (almost Pythonesque, at times) humor, this'll appeal to you. The claymation is not quite "Chicken Run" or "Wallace and Gromit", because despite being 3-dimensional clay characters, they're also flat. Very strange.

It features regular voice cameos by a number of (mainly UK market) celebrities and a totally mad-cap little theme tune.

The best character, IMHO, is Vince, a tiny, insane, orange doggie character with one eye far bigger than the other who pops up on the screen usually to say little more than "Spaghetti!" or to erupt in a burst of operatic singing.

The Rex homepage has pics, details and a short trailer clip.

http://www.aardman.com/rextherunt/window.html

Alli

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