Bill Bailey
Comedian Bill Bailey's tour bus was stolen as he performed a gig in Liverpool Reuters

British comedian Bill Bailey has revealed that he is not a fan of computer-generated imagery but prefers the "homemade" quality of stop-motion animation.

The 48-year-old former Black Books star told IBTimes UK at the London premiere of new animation The Pirates in an Adventure with Scientists that he believed that the popular form of special effects had gone into overkill.

Bailey said: "I was lucky enough to have been invited to the workshops to the see this film being actually made, which was a fascinating day.

"An amazing amount of craft goes into stop-motion animation and an amazing amount of skill. It's very labour-intensive.

"But I think that there is something very endearing about the fact that it is not CGI and slick and computerised. It's got a homemade quality to it."

The funnyman joined the likes of Hugh Grant and David Tennant at the star-studded event held at London's Mayfair Hotel.

"There has been an overkill on it [CGI] that's why the Aardman films are nique," he added

Bailey, who plays one of the pirate crew, attended the event with his eight-year-old son Dax.