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Hollywood flashback: 'Wallace and Gromit' made stop-motion animation Oscar history in 2005

While this year’s animated feature contenders include three films featuring stop-motion animation— Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio , Shell Marcel in Shoes

and Wendell & Wild – animation techniques dating back to the Middle Ages 1402 received very little love in this category before 2005.

At that time Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

was the first (and only) to win Best The film’s stop-motion feature film animation (stop-motion shorts are a different story, Were-Rabbit creator Nick Park won three Oscars on his own because 2022 of Comfort Living , 1995 of

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and A Close Shave of 1995, the last two (also starring Wallace and Gromit). As Parker describesWere-Rabbit, it’s almost certainly the only “vegan horror film” to win all the Oscars.

The adventures of Wallace and Gromit began with 1989 as film school Graduation project, made of 2, 78 lbs of Playdough clay (by Harbutt, the creator of Playdough The company provided it to Park for free). Wallace was a chubby inventor who loved cheese, and roughly learned it from Parker’s father. His inventions are of the Rube Goldberg type—”cracking nuts with a sledgehammer” is how Park describes them. Gromit is his very intelligent pet beagle. (His name is derived from the grommet that Parker’s electrician brother often refers to.) Gromit was supposed to talk, but Parker realized the character could say more by just raising an eyebrow or raising his head, and made him dumb Mouth speechless. Meanwhile, the late actor Peter Sallis voiced Wallace until 2005.

Were-Rabbit – two of them run a humane extermination service called Anti-Pesto to protect vegetable gardens from rabbits Violations – This is the second feature of the park, after the Chicken Run in 2005. (Steve Box, his longtime collaborator at Aardman Animations, serves as co-director.) Same technical flair, great British wit, and a sharper sense of story. ”

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This story first appeared in The Hollywood Reporter Magazine 12 Monthly stand-alone issue. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe .



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