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Gromit Auction Raises 2.3 Million For Children's Hospital Charity

By Holly Williams | 4th October 2013

Organisers of Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal left shocked after more than £2.3 million was raised for charity following the Gromit auction in Bristol.The 81 sculptures were designed by a variety of companies and proved...

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Wallace And Gromit Sculptures Raise Millions For Children's Hospital

4th October 2013

Wallace And Gromit creator Nick Park has helped raise $3.4 million (£2.3 million) for a children's hospital in England following the auction of dozens of huge sculptures of the beloved Plasticine pet pooch.Eighty-one different versions...

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Christmas Television Recap - Watch The Best British Programmes And Films Again!

By Holly Williams | 3rd January 2013

2012 was another brilliant year when it came to Christmas on the box. As well as some seminal family movies, both old and new, December's festive comedy, sci-fi and drama TV brought us much cheer...

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Wallace And Gromit Humour Lost In Translation

26th October 2010

The creator of WALLACE AND GROMIT has opened up about the Plasticine pair's failed Hollywood bid, insisting a language barrier killed the movie deal.Animator Nick Park and Aardman Animations, the firm behind Wallace and Gromit,...

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Elbow Conquer Ivors

21st May 2009

Elbow were the big winners at the Ivor Novello Awards in London today (21.05.09).The group - who won two BRIT Awards earlier this year and the Nationwide Mercury Prize in 2008 - scooped Best Contemporary...

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Wallace And Gromit Creator's Award Accident

12th February 2009

The creator of BAFTA-award winning animation WALLACE AND GROMIT is having to send his trophy away to be repaired - he broke the gong as soon as he was presented with it on Sunday (08Feb09)...

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Slumdog Millionaire Sweeps Baftas With Seven Awards

9th February 2009

Slumdog Millionaire has swept the board at the Bafta film awards with seven prizes, including best film.Danny Boyle was named best director for the Mumbai-set film - a Golden Globe winner four times over -...

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Kung Fu Panda Cleans Up At Animation Awards

2nd February 2009

Dreamworks cartoon Kung Fu Panda has dominated the 36th Annie awards, which acknowledge achievement in animation.The martial arts comedy was named best animated feature - beating the favourite WALL-E - and claimed 14 other awards,...

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Wallace And Gromit 'Most Watched On Christmas Day'

26th December 2008

Overnight figures suggest the new episode of Wallace and Gromit screened on BBC1 was the most-watched programme on Christmas Day.A Matter Of Loaf and Death had a peak audience figure of 15.88 million people, a...

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Nick Park Reveals Plot Of Christmas Wallace And Gromit

4th November 2008

Oscar-winning director Nick Park has shed light on the plot of Wallace and Gromit's latest adventure.After a big screen outing in The Curse of the Were Rabbit, the animated pair return to television this Christmas...

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Fascinating Fact 5869

26th August 2008

WALLACE AND GROMIT are set to become the most unlikely fashion icons. The beloved plasticine pair will appear in trendy British department store Harvey Nichols' latest ad campaign sporting a range of designer wares....

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Voice Of New Wallace And Gromit Love Interest Confirmed

17th March 2008

Sally Lindsay has been confirmed as the voice of the love interest for the new Wallace and Gromit special, A Matter of Loaf and Death.The actress - famed for playing barmaid Shelley Unwin on Coronation...

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Wallace And Gromit Animators Sweep British Animation Awards

14th March 2008

LATEST: WALLACE AND GROMIT creators Aardman Animations have swept the board at this year's (08) British Animation Awards. The British production company won gongs in all four categories it was nominated, including Best Short Film...

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Aardman Animations Lead British Animation Award Nominations

6th February 2008

WALLACE AND GROMIT creators Aardman Animations are leading this year's (08) British Animation Awards with a total of four nominations. The U.K. production company has picked up nods in categories including Best Short Film for...

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Ads Show Creature Discomforts

12th November 2007

The animation studio behind Wallace and Gromit has lent its skills to a new ad campaign aimed at challenging prejudices about disability.Aardman Animations, whose plasticine creations have proved popular in the past, has designed a...

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Wallace And Gromit Creators Help The Disabled

12th November 2007

WALLACE AND GROMIT creators AARDMAN ANIMATIONS have teamed up with a British charity - to highlight difficulties facing disabled people. The studio has created six plasticine characters with disabilities for the Leonard Cheshire Disability charity...

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Fascinating Fact 4117

17th October 2007

The creator of WALLACE AND GROMIT, NICK PARK, is auctioning off the inspiration behind the animated duo's van which appeared in THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT to raise funds for the Wallace and Gromit Children's...

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Fascinating Fact 4037

3rd October 2007

Animated favourites WALLACE AND GROMIT are returning to the TV screens for the first time since 1995s A Close Shave. Trouble At Mill will air in 2008....

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Wallace & Gromit To Return

3rd October 2007

Animation favourites Wallace & Gromit are to return to television screen for the first time in 12 years.The claymation duo will star in half-hour adventure Trouble at' Mill, set to screen on BBC1 in late...

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Wallace And Gromit Director Honoured With Statue

6th September 2007

WALLACE AND GROMIT animator NICK PARK is set to be honoured in his hometown of Preston, England - with a life-size statue of his comic creations. The Oscar-winning filmmaker is currently working on designs for...

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Peter Kay 'Inspiration' To Young

18th June 2007

Peter Kay has featured above Jane Austen and Leonardo da Vinci in a survey of inspirational artists among 18 to 25-year-olds.The Bolton-born comedian was second only to Walt Disney on the list of top inspirations...

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A Contract Written In Clay?

2nd April 2007

Dumped by DreamWorks Animation in January, "Wallace and Gromit" animators, Aardman Features has signed a three-year agreement with Sony Pictures Entertainment. In a statement, SPE Chairman/CEO Michael Lynton said, "Aardman Features is enormously popular around...

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Wallace And Gromit Team Sign With Sony

2nd April 2007

Animators behind the hit duo Wallace and Gromit have signed a three-year deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE).Bristol-based Aardman was signed with Dreamworks, but its relationship ended in January this year.For Sony the deal is...

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Sallis: 'Wallace And Gromit Are Better Without Hollywood'

22nd February 2007

WALLACE AND GROMIT star PETER SALLIS has urged creator NICK PARK to forget about Hollywood and go back to making short films about the animated duo. Park's deal with studio DreamWorks was recently axed after...

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Wallace And Gromit: They'll Be Clay Again

1st February 2007

A day after DreamWorks Animation severed its relationship with Aardman Animation, citing its unprofitable releases of Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were Rabbit in 2005 and Flushed Away in 2006, Aardman said it is...

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British Animators Split From Hollywood Studio

31st January 2007

Hollywood film studio DreamWorks Animation and the makers of the WALLACE AND GROMIT films have severed their troubled partnership after their quirky British characters failed to catch on in the US. The collaboration yielded Oscar-winning...

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Wallace And Gromit Creators Lose Deal

31st January 2007

Aardman Animations and Dreamworks have ended the partnership that created the movie Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.The two companies had struck a deal to create five movies in 1999, but have ended...

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Stone Stuns Comedy Audience With Serial Killer Joke

14th December 2006

Hollywood director OLIVER STONE shocked the audience at last night's (13DEC06) British Comedy Awards in London by joking about the recent murders of five prostitutes. The Suffolk killings, thought to be the work of a...

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Cars And Flushed Away Lead Annie Nominations

4th December 2006

FLUSHED AWAY and CARS look set to dominate this year's (06) Annie Awards for film and television animation, landing nine nominations each. Animation giants Disney-Pixar and DreamWorks will go head-to-head for the top animated feature...

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Wallace And Gromit Masterminds Awarded Freedom Of City

7th September 2006

The creators of beloved animated twosome WALLACE AND GROMIT are to be awarded the freedom of their home city of Bristol, south-west England in a ceremony which will coincide with the company's 30-year anniversary. Oscar-winning...

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