Wallace and Gromit are the main characters in a series consisting of four British animated short film and a feature-length film by Nick Park of Aardman Animations. All the characters are made from moulded plasticine modelling clay on metal armature, and filmed with stop motion clay animation.
Due to their popularity, the characters have been called positive international icon of modern British culture and of the British people. BBC News has called them "some of the best-known and best-loved stars to come out of the UK". [http://www.icons.org.uk/ Icons] has stated that they have done "more to improve the image of the English world-wide than any officially appointed ambassadors". The short films The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave and the full length feature The Curse of the Were-Rabbit received Academy Award. The first short film A Grand Day Out, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, but lost to Creature Comforts, another animated creation of Nick Park, and the most recent short film A Matter of Loaf and Death was also nominated in 2010.
The two characters appear in the monthly BeanoMAX comic. This eventually replaced their original comic published by Titan Magazines. They are also heavily featured in the unofficial (though supported by Aardman Animations) monthly free online magazine 'Aardmag'.
Voiced by Peter Sallis also on Pucca he was played by Maurice LaMarche, and by Ben Whitehead in Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures, Wallace can usually be found wearing a white shirt, brown wool trousers, green knitted pullover, and a red tie. He is best known for his love of cheese, especially Wensleydale, and crackers. His birthday is August 7. The thought of Lancashire hotpot keeps him going in a crisis. He enjoys tea or a drop of Bordeaux red for special occasions. He reads the Morning, Afternoon and Evening Post and occasionally Ay-Up!, which is a parody on Hello! magazine.
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Links: Wikipedia Official Site Curse of the Were-Rabbit IMDB