Wallace and Gromit and Friends :The Art of Aardman
Loved Wallace and Gromit since seeing The Wrong Trousers and of course lately Shaun the Sheep (and Timmy)
Their stop-motion clay animation is amazing.
Peter Lord and David Spoxton Nick Park et al AKA Aardman, exhibition at ACMI had lots of Wallace’s great contraptions along with film sets, including Gromit’s famous vegetable garden, city streets from Shaun the Sheep the Movie, the flying machine from Chicken Run
There are Hand crafted plasticine models, concept drawings, character studies, storyboards and production design are all revealed, the first ever drawings of Wallace & Gromit and the rocket from A Grand Day Out.
Extracts of Aardman’s most famous films selected from more than 60 shorts and features, imaginative advertisements and music videos.
A Grand Day Out!!
|1st Oscar won for Creature Comforts|
The film shows various animals in a zoo being interviewed about their living conditions. These include a depressed gorilla, a Brazilian puma and a young hippopotamus who complain about the cold weather, the poor quality of their enclosures and the lack of space and freedom. By contrast, a tarsier and an armadillo praise their enclosures for the comfort and security they bring, and a family of polar bears talk about both the advantages and disadvantages of zoos for the welfare of animals.
I love the excerpt of the Puma talking about need for Space and MEAT
|Bears of Creature comforts|
Aardman films have made $973.2 million worldwide and average $163 million per film. When you se the work that goes into them they deserve every cent!
|design for the Were Rabbit|