As computer animation runs rampant at the movies – and there’s nothing wrong with that – it’s refreshing to know that while Aardman have dabbled in the medium, their first love is still plasticine.

…or whatever cool stuff it is that they make their creations from.

Early Man is a new project from the Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit people, revolving around reluctant caveman Dug. It’s the turning of ages from Stone to Bronze, and the very British-sounding cavemen find themselves up against the very French-sounding, erm, French folk. In order to protect their land, Dug must lead his tribe to victory – in a soccer match.

Nick Park’s first feature film since Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Early Man is due in Australian cinemas sometimes in 2018… A.D.

Here’s a sneak peek at what’s in-store for our intrepid caveman…

Cosy up with Wallace & Gromit for a nice spot of tea – with cheese and crackers, of course – at JB Hi-Fi.