Annie Award, UK AMoLaD DVD release date, Telltale game, and non-profits

First off, as reported by the BBC “Panda and dog win cartoon awards” Wallace and Gromit picked up an Annie Award for Best Animated Short Subject for A Matter of Loaf and Death. Well done lads!

Speaking of AMoLaD, there is now a UK release date for the DVD of March 23rd. But if you are dying to see it again Aardman announced in their January 30th newsletter that it’s also available on iTunes. Unfortunately no release date or availability notes for a US release just yet.

We already knew that Telltale Games was developing a Wallace and Gromit game, but now they’ve officially announced Wallace & Gromit launching on XBLA [Xbox Live Arcade] and PC this spring! This is the first news we’ve had about a release timeframe, and the XBLA news is completely new. Along with the announcement, they’ve also published some new screen shots and if you haven’t seen the trailer yet, check it out!

Wallace and Gromit are also keeping up with charity, according to Tamebay’s article: Wallace and Gromit help Blue Peter raise funds:

Nick Park the creator of Wallace and Gromit has designed a one off collectible plate as part of a collection being auctioned in aid of the current Blue Peter appeal.

To mark their 50th anniversary Blue Peter has partnered with three charities, ContinYou, FCFCG and Save the Children to raise funds for Mission Nutrition. The appeal has the ambitious aim of putting 2 million meals on plates for children around the world and many celebrities have decorated plates for the eBay auctions.

And reports Not for Profit: Wallace and Gromit help Bristol’s young:

Campaign Bristol’s Big Give Client Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal PR team Spirit Public Relations Timescale October-December 2008 Budget c. £5,000

Finally, in case you were ever curious, now has a brand profile page for Wallace and Gromit. At the time of writing this, Wallace and Gromit have about 30 UK licensees.

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