Early Man sees our Bristol studio continue its long-standing relationship with Aardman, with the studios having previously collaborated on Shaun the Sheep Movie and Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas. Howard Jones, co-founder and VFX supervisor at Axis Bristol was also compositing lead on The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists. With both studios based in Bristol, they enjoyed a constant creative dialogue on Early Man, meeting weekly to ensure the VFX and stop motion elements worked seamlessly as one.