Wallace and Gromit is a British stop-motion comedy animation. Created by Nick Park of Aardman Animations, the series consists of four short films and a feature-length film. The series centres on Wallace, an absent-minded inventor and cheese enthusiast, along with his companion Gromit, a silent yet intelligent anthropomorphic dog. Wallace was originally voiced by veteran actor Peter Sallis, but this role has been handed down to Ben Whitehead as of 2011. Gromit remains silent, communicating only through means of facial expressions and body language.