I love animation. Well, let me rephrase that... I love good animation. There's something "pure" about a world that is wholly created and realized. Many animators understand this god-like power and use it to full advantage. But few animators are as brilliant at it as Nick Park and the geniuses at his Aardman Studios. Their most famous characters, Wallace & Gromit, are easily one of the best animated creations ever made. Any adventure of the cheese-loving gadget inventor Wallace and his genius dog Gromit is guaranteed big fun.
I love Gromit more than Mickey Mouse. More than Tigger. More than Marvin the Martian. More than any other animated character. Though he never speaks, he is more expressive than most human actors...
But there is one character even better than Gromit. One character destined to forever rule over animation with an iron fist. One character I obsess over: Feathers McGraw, the evil penguin criminal mastermind who disguises himself as a chicken to foil the law...
Not only that, but he carries a gun! How can you not love an evil penguin that packs heat?
The first Aardman major motion picture was the excellent Chicken Run and now, after years of waiting, a Wallace and Gromit feature arrives this October... Wallace & Gromit and the Curse of the Wererabbit! You can catch the teaser trailer from The Sun by clicking here. You can also watch a "making of" featurette by clicking here.
Never seen Wallace & Gromit? Well, if you are a Netflix user, there's a DVD of their first three adventures, and you can add it to your Rental Que. Otherwise, I think it's out of print and you'll have to try eBay or something (hopefully it will be re-issued to coincide with the movie release).
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I loved the show much I nammed my dog after him; Except spelt different; ‘Grommett’.
er.. don’t you mean tom hanks..? 🙂
(having my own tom hanks/gary sinise night tonight with the green mile.. heh)
D’oh! Fixed… thanks. Oh yargh though… can you imagine if Tom Cruise HAD starred in Tom Hanks?!?
Feathers McGraw has always been my favorite. That definitely was the best Wallace and Gromit Episode EVAR.
I do love the episode where they go to the moon for cheese and meet that robot, also. That robot was the man, skiing up and down those hills of cheese.
Feathers McGraw rules. And Gromit is quite sweet… Definitely some of the best characters around.
Dave, you just made my day!!
I have been waiting for a Wallace & Gromit movie f-o-r-e-v-e-r!!!