The kooky caveman characters that come to life in "Early Man " have been kicking around in Nick Park's imagination for decades.
Long before he created Wallace and Gromit, Park was taken with Ray Harryhousen's animated dinosaurs in the 1966 Raquel Welch movie "One Million Years B.C."
"I just couldn't believe real dinosaurs moving around with people," Park said, recalling the film he saw as an 11-year-old that would inspire his love of animation. "So I guess that sort of thing has been in the back of my mind for many years."
"Early Man" translates Park's vision into an epic claymation adventure about a tribe of...