Going Equipped (film)

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Going Equipped
Directed by Peter Lord
Produced by Sara Mullock
Cinematography Fred Reed
Dave Alex Riddett
Susannah Shaw
David Sproxton
Edited by William Ennals
Distributed by Channel 4 Television Corporation
Release date
29 November 1990
Running time
5 min
Country UK
Language English

Going Equipped is a short film created by Aardman Animations.


The short was commissioned by Channel 4 as part of a five-part series of Aardman animations called "Lip Synch". The five films in the series were Creature Comforts (1989), Going Equipped (1990), Ident (1990), Next (1989) and War Story (1989).[1]


Imdb explains: "A young man in prison is interviewed and talks about his life, how he got into prison, and what it's like doing time."[2]


Critical reception[edit]

Going Equipped received a rating of 6.3/10 from 69 users.[2] The One-Line Review "Highly Recommended" the short, and said it "proves to be a melancholy minor-masterpiece and one of Aardman Animations best works."[3] Animator Mag said "Peter [Lord]’s contribution was a view of life in and out of prison seen through the eyes of a young offender. It is based on a real-life taped interview. The animation is smooth and realistic although watching a plasticine figure acting in a realistic way makes the words even more poignant then if the actual person had been filmed."[4]


  1. ^ "Going Equipped (1990) : Trivia". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2014-02-19. 
  2. ^ a b "Going Equipped (1990)". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2014-02-19. 
  3. ^ "The One-Line Review". Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Peter Lord interviewed at Aardman Animations – Page 2". Retrieved 11 January 2014.