Archive for the 'News' Category

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 […]

BBC Proms, philanthropy projects, Scienceworks exhibit, Jubilee video

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

As mentioned in the last update, the US DVD and Blu-ray release of Wallace & Gromit’s World of Invention was on March 13th, io9 has a great review of it: Let Wallace and Gromit teach your kids about science. Animated Views also reviews the show and the Blu-ray itself, discussing extras, packaging and more: Wallace […]

World of Invention bluray, Foundation and other news and some cool products

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

First off, the news I’m most excited about, the United States release of Wallace and Gromit: World of Invention on DVD and Blu-ray on March 13th! You can snag a copy for yourself on Amazon, Animation Magazine was one of the several outlets that covered the release. From the Wallace and Gromit Foundation there are […]

Upcoming Exhibit in Melbourne, Chat-O-Matic and Home Sheep Home apps, Charity Auction

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

There are frequently Wallace and Gromit exhibits throughout England (like World of Cracking Ideas that I was able to visit while visiting England in 2009!) but it’s not every day that we see exhibits open elsewhere in the world. It’s a delight to be able to report thatWallace & Gromit’s World of Invention at Scienceworks, […]

Baker Interview, Google Maps, Grand Appeal news and Twitter

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Here’s the latest roundup of Wallace and Gromit news from the past couple months! Thanks to Nick Hilton for letting me know about this interview with classic Wallace and Gromit writer Bob Baker about his career in British television: Interview with Bob Baker Play with Google Street Maps much? There are lots of goodies to […]

Visit Britain ad, goodies on sale and Titan comic success

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

First up, have you seen the latest video over at It features a cameo of our favorite duo! discusses the selection here. In England and a fan of Kingsmill bread products? They’re continuing their great history of offering free Wallace and Gromit products with purchases with their latest promotion. Visit for more. […]

Home Sheep Home, merchandise and Wrong Trousers Day 2011

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Have an iPad/iPhone and longing for some Shaun? A few weeks ago Brad Cook of Virtual Programming tipped me off that they had released an iOS version of the popular (addictive!) flash game Home Sheep Home! Check out their press release here: Home Sheep Home, Based on the Popular Shaun the Sheep Characters from Aardman, […]