LWLies 40 is dedicated to Aardman Animations’ 3D Claymation adventure The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists.
To mark our fortieth issue we’ve commissioned a special double cover, illustrated by graphic designer Jean Julien, while overleaf we’ve gone Pirates! mad with a VIP tour of Aardman’s Bristol studio, an intimate chat with director Peter Lord and a tribute to Victorian animation pioneers.
And as always we’ve got the best theatrical releases sailing onto the big screen this spring covered, plus interviews with auteur luminaries Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Paolo Sorrentino and the Dardenne brothers.
Directed by British animation legend and Aardman co-founder Peter Lord and based on Gideon Defoe’s cult novel series, it’s a delirious high-seas romp starring Hugh Grant as the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain, who navigates his salty crew on a perilous mission to Victorian London to aid a young Charles Darwin.