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Wallace and Gromit in 2014

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Wow, it’s been a while! Lack of updates is completely on my end, with work and other responsibilities piling up on my end this year, finding time to update this site with Wallace and Gromit news has slipped through the cracks (note: if you’d like to help, please drop me a line: elizabeth@wallaceandgromit.net). The year […]

More Unleashed news, music, Wesleydale, LeapPad and the BIG bake

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Happy New Year, Wallace and Gromit fans! For the holidays this year, I ordered a copy of The Art of Gromit Unleashed, which wasn’t cheap when shipping to the US was added, but was worth it. Between the articles I’ve read on the Gromits and the background information about every Gromit provided in this book, […]

Gromit Unleashed wrap-up

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

I have already written about some of the exciting things Wallace and Gromit were up to over the summer, but the biggest one of all was the Gromit Unleashed art display in Bristol, UK! For 10 weeks from the first of July Gromit statues decorated by world famous and local artists alike dotted the city […]

Thrill-O-Matic Ride and Wallace and Gromit endorsed UK Staycations

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

What a summer for Wallace and Gromit! We saw the opening of the Wallace & Gromit Thrill-O-Matic at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. This is the first amusement park ride featuring the duo to be launched, so a very exciting moment! There was a lot of press coverage leading up to and around the opening in April, […]

“A Grand Tail” in Bristol and some costumes

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Sarah Chidgey has passed along the latest video promoting Bristol and the upcoming 80 Gromit statues coming to the city and writes: A Grand Tail is a slapstick romp around some of Bristol’s most iconic locations, to publicise the unveiling on 1st July of 80 life-sized Gromits painted by a host of high-profile celebrities and […]

Gromit Unleashed ads unleashed!

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

The Gromit Unleashed campaign features a series of 80 Gromit statues made by area artists that will be placed throughout Bristol for 10 weeks from July 1st to September 8th 2013. In preparation, a series of videos have begun to be released: Wondering where you’ll find 80 Gromits this summer?”A Grand Tail” coming soon Gromit […]

Gromit in CACM

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

It’s rare when my love for Wallace and Gromit intersects with my career in technology, but today was one of those days! While reading an issue of Communications of the ACM this morning I found an article titled “Saving Private Gromit” (membership required to view, alas) about efforts to preserve and legal issues around preservation […]

Wallace and Gromit star in Google+ Hangouts ad!

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Thanks to my friend Miia Ranta for showing me this – Wallace and Gromit, along with a host of other Aardman characters “get together” for the holidays via a Google+ Hangouts advertisement!

BBC Proms wrap-up, Gromit sculptures coming to Bristol and a new amusement park ride

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

It’s been a few months since our last roundup update! Here’s a roundup of some of the news that came in since then. It will probably not be a surprise to long time fans, but at an interview back in July Nick Park talks about the origins of the characters: Gromit was ‘nearly a cat’ […]

D&AD Auction in London of Wallace and Gromit sketches

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Jana Labaki, Awards manager of the educational charity D&AD, reported that they are are auctioning four original Wallace & Gromit pencil drawings from Nick Park on 3 December! Educational charity D&AD champions excellence in the fields of commercial creativity. In D&AD’s 50th year, we invited 50 creative greats to design their dream cover for the […]