Better late than never, I finally have some screenshots from The Simpsons episode Angry Dad: The Movie which aired here in the US in February!
Willice and Crimbles are a parody duo of our beloved Wallace and Gromit featured on The Simpsons as Bart Simpson goes up against “Mixar” and “Willice and Crimbles” for Best Animated Short. The Willice and Crimbles short is titled Better Gnomes and Gardens
Plus Nick Park with Lisa and Bart! And Nick Park did indeed voice himself in this episode with this amusing exchange:
Lisa Simpson: Good luck, Mr Park. There’d be no shame in losing to you. Nick Park: Oh, that’s very sweet of you. Thank you for saying so.
[Nick Park's fingers come off as they finish a handshake] Lisa Simpson: Agh! Nick Park: No worries. I’ll just stick ‘em back on. I’m more clay than man now.
This parody short was not created by Aardman, but instead by Chiodo Bros. Productions and the whole episode is quite a treat if you managed to catch it.
And quickly, some other Wallace and Gromit articles from the past few months:
Click image for high-res 3.3M version of the cover
More information via Amy Brill of the BBC:
Radio Times runs aptly snowy Wallace & Gromit cover for its Christmas issue
Radio Times has shot its own exclusive picture of Nick Park’s creations for its cracking bumper Christmas issue, featuring the duo bearing gifts, crackers and sporting Santa hats. The magazine is in the shops now until 27 December, with listings covering 18-31 December) and is the most eagerly anticipated publishing event of the year – internet forums speculate about what will be on Radio Times’ Christmas cover and the on-sale date as early as August.
Oscar-winning creator Nick Park said: “I still have to pinch myself when I see my characters, that I thought up at college, appearing on TV or in magazines. But to be on the front cover of an institution like the Radio Times – and the Christmas issue – that is an honour indeed, but then W&G are top models. I started planning it months ago, working with my trusted team, to give the cover all the charm and quality of the films. It’s strange working on a Christmas themed photo shoot – when your ‘top models’ are melting in the summer heat. But we worked with dogged devotion to bring you something ‘yule’ love.”
This year’s bumper issue offers a free DVD of the excruciatingly funny Outnumbered Christmas Special, free to collect from Currys or PC World, as well as two weeks worth of in-depth listings for the festive period.
On November 3rd the first episode Wallace and Gromit’s new World of Invention series began on BBC One, and viewers were treated to a second episode on Wednesday the 10th. Here’s hoping they release it on DVD in the States pretty quick so us US-bound fans can see it! For now I’ll have to suffice with some preview articles and reviews.
And if you’re like me and in the United States so can’t see the video on the BBC site, you can check out the WallaceandGromitWOI Channel on YouTube for some early clips and BBC One commercials for the show.
Well done, lads!
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