Today marks the 20th anniversary of Wallace and Gromit’s “Grand Day Out”, one of the main inspirations that got me into stop-motion animation. I remember back when “The Wrong Trousers” came out and I received a plasticine kit at Christmas which included a guide on how to make the characters. I spent numerous hours recreating Wallace, Gromit, and the evil little Penguin.
I have been a huge fan of Wallace and Gromit over the years and hope Aardman continue to make many more adventures for them.
To mark Wallace and Gromit’s 20th anniversary, there are a few interesting goings on around the web and on TV. Such as:
Telltale Games Offer
In honor of the cheese-loving pair’s anniversary, Telltale Games are giving away a full game episode of Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures! Fans will be able to download an episode from Telltale’s Wallace & Gromit game series, Muzzled! from November 4th – 8th. To download your free copy, go to www.freewallaceandgromit.com. As well as this, Telltale are also discounting the full 4-episode Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures for PC from November 4th – 8th. For more details and to get your copy click here.
As another celebration Aardman have joined forces with iTunes to allow fans to download the original Wallace & Gromit film, A Grand Day Out, for just 99p. This is the cheapest ever iTunes download for a 30 minute film! Buy your copy now and watch the original Wallace & Gromit film!
Wallace & Gromit on the Culture Show
As a big anniversary celebration, BBC2 will be filming an edition of The Culture Show at the Aardman studios, in Bristol. The show will air on 19th November and look at the duo’s first introduction to the British public in A Grand Day Out in 1989 and their later escapades in The Wrong Trousers, A Close Shave, A Curse of the Were Rabbit and A Matter of Loaf and Death. For more information, click here.