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Aardman Animation Miniatures

15 January 2019

On the blog today we take a sneak peak behind the scenes of the one and only Aardman Animations and the wonderful world of Wallace and Gromit. Their creator Nick Park, along with Aaardman Animations have created short films, feature length films, tv series, adverts and so much more!

In 1985, Nick Park joined Aardman Animations in Bristol, where he worked as an animator. One of his first projects was on Peter Gabriel's video for his song Sledgehammer.

The idea of Wallace and Gromit, however, had already begun back when Nick Park was a student at the National Film and Television School. Back then Wallace had no eyebrows, hardly any cheeks and a moustache.

The first Wallace and Gromit film, ‘A Grand Day Out’, was aired on Christmas Eve 1990 and since these early days Wallace and Gromit have enjoyed a colourful and fascinating history, from their conception in Nick Park’s student sketchbooks to becoming instantly recognisable stars of the silver screen.

Wallace and Gromit returned to the screen in 1993 with ‘The Wrong Trousers’, which won the Academy Award for Best Short Film. Then came ‘A Close Shav’e in 1995, which also won the Academy Award for Best Short Film. Next was ‘The Curse of the Were Rabbi’t in 2005, the first feature length film, lasting 88 minutes. Lastly was ‘A Matter of Loaf and Death’ in 2008.

We’ve gathered together a selection of images from the Wallace and Gromit films (and not forgetting their friend Shawn the Sheep!), which show the amazing sets and characters made to create these wonderful miniature worlds.

Enjoy!

Image from: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/cf/71/df/cf71df740efc5d86ad307018e75866d3.jpg (pinterest)

489Image from: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2637341/Look-lad-havent-changed-bit-Sketches-Wallace-Gromit-created-25-years-ago-no-Wensleydale-evil-penguin-sight.html

Image from: https://wallaceandgromit.com/nick-park

Image from: http://codsteaks.com/portfolio/media/wallace-and-gromit-a-matter-of-loaf-and-death

Image from: http://codsteaks.com/portfolio/media/wallace-and-gromit-a-matter-of-loaf-and-death

Image from: https://wallaceandgromit.com/history

Image from: https://wallaceandgromit.com/history

Image from: https://wallaceandgromit.com/history

Image from: https://wallaceandgromit.com/history

Image from: https://www.timeout.com/melbourne/blog/wallace-gromit-and-friends-the-magic-of-aardman-arrives-at-acmi-in-2017-111716

Image from: http://animuj.cz/making-of/wallace-gromit

Image from: http://animuj.cz/making-of/wallace-gromit

Image from: http://animuj.cz/making-of/wallace-gromit

Image from: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/jun/30/the-art-of-aardman-wallace-never-learns-and-gromit-never-needs-to-speak

Image from: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/jun/30/the-art-of-aardman-wallace-never-learns-and-gromit-never-needs-to-speak

Image from: https://tothotornot.com/wallace-gromit

Image from: https://tothotornot.com/wallace-gromit

Image from: https://tothotornot.com/wallace-gromit

Image from: https://wallaceandgromit.com/news/20-things-you-might-not-know-about-gromit

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