Al Dente (film)

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Al Dente
Directed by Mark Brierley
Cinematography Fred Reed
Distributed by AtomFilms
Release date
Running time
2 min
Country UK
Language English

Al Dente is a 1998 short film created by Aardman Animations.


James Pursey did the sound, and Fred Reed was the lighting technician.[1]


A grumpy waiter has to serve a vegetarian meal at a steak restaurant.[2]


  • Mike Cooper - Waiter / cook (voice)

Critical reception[edit]

Dr. Grob gave the film one star out of five, saying the film appears more primitive than Aardman's previous computer animation short film, Owzat, and that the film "doesn’t feature any backgrounds of notice, and the main character, a grumpy waiter who has to serve a vegetarian meal at a meat restaurant, looks primitive and unimaginative. The film is utterly mediocre and, like Owzat, probably would never have been released were it not an Aardman production."[3]