Everyone knows the moon is made of cheese

Happy 20th Birthday to Wallace and Gromit!

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…

2 Responses to Everyone knows the moon is made of cheese

  1. Mallory says:

    Aww, haha — My little brother Riley used to looooove Wallace and Gromit! We have pretty much all of the VHSs and DVDs, and a few of them are nearly worn out from being watched so much.

    I think my favourite, personally, would be A Grand Day Out. It’s just way too wacky and fun not to love. XD;


    • Sarah says:

      Aw, really?! Haha that’s awesome. I’m so glad your brother used to love them too X3

      Exactly! They’re so weird and wacky that you sort of get caught up in them and end up loving them. I love Gromit <3