I love Wallace and Gromit! I’ve grown up with them – I remember watching The Wrong Trousers when it was first on TV. The penguin really scared me but I loved his character anyway. I loved the scene in the museum, and the part when Gromit is spying on him from a cardboard box.
I adore Gromit’s character, mainly because he’s a dog, but also because he doesn’t literally speak but communicates through his facial expressions. He’s smart, lovely and loyal and I don’t know where Wallace would be without him. x)
My parents got me A Grand Day Out on VHS. I remember thinking how weird and wonderful the whole thing was. The entire concept is bizarrely fantastic – building a rocket out of scraps in a shed and then successfully traveling to the moon, all because they were out of cheese. Then the coin activated cooker that they meet there that dreams of going on a skiing holiday. XD;
There’s also The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, which I think is their funniest adventure. It’s the only full-length feature film from Wallace and Gromit, and now whenever I watch the short films, they never quite seem long enough.
And then there’s A Close Shave, with the infamous Shaun the Sheep. It was my favourite until last year’s A Matter of Loaf and Death, which is by far my most loved film of theirs, mainly because of Fluffles the poodle.
I think I’ll always love the characters, especially Gromit, and I’m looking forward to any future releases. For now I think a few things from their online shop are going on my Christmas list…