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 ... See full summary »
Part 1 of a two-part documentary on the Wallace & Gromit feature film, this segment takes a behind-the-scenes look at the history of Aardman Animation and the development of the Wallace and Gromit characters.
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[talking about Nick Park's choice of her to play Wendolene in 'A Matter of Loaf and Death']
I said to Nick "Why did you choose me?" And he said "Well we saw you on television and we thought your voice sounded as if it came out of a puppet." I said "Oh really? I'd never thought of that!"
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The closing credits were accompanied by the Aardman character Morph (an animated plasticine man) who turned a handle attached to a cotton reel, to wind on the "credits roll". See more »
This is one the most fun documentaries one can ever see. Why? Because it's about the brilliant British studio, Ardman, home of Morph, Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the sheep. As I watched this and saw all the accolades that fellow animators lay upon the studio, who take years to complete their stop motion brilliance, one thought was what did Ray Harryhausen think of this? And another was, oh my goodness, I have to watch all my Wallace and Gromit's again as well as my Shaun the Sheeps! Ardman is to stop motion what Michelangelo is to art. They are the tops and this whirlwind documentary - which I wish could have been longer - is simply so engrossing, that one is sucked in and when it's over you go what? Where did the time go?
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