Wallace and Gromit are making a return to help out with summer celebrations for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. There are going to be celebrations going on across the country and we thought that we would give you the low down on what is going on and how you can get involved.
There are going to be 70 tea parties across the country as Wallace and Gromit have teamed up with the National Trust to create some truly special events. There will be a screening of a new Wallace and Gromit animation happening at these events as well as many other goings on such as brass bands, outdoor games, model making workshops, face painting and even a bouncy castle. Activities will depend on which event you go to but overall there is so much happening that there is bound to be something for everyone.
As we mentioned before there is going to be a new Wallace and Gromit animation that will be screened at the events. If you can’t hang on until June to see the animation we have a sneak preview that you can check out here.
This is just a taster of what the animation is going to be about. But we do have some facts about the creation of the animation that show how much work goes into creating these amazing animations.
30 – number of people who contributed to the making of the film
3 – months it took to make
500 – hours taken to complete from storyboard to post production
60 – metres of bunting used to decorate West Wallaby Street and National Trust property
8 – hours spent brushing the grass with a fork to achieve the correct look
30 – kilograms of plasticine used
4 – number of Gromits used in filming
254 – weight in kilograms of the National Trust property in the film
Nick Park who is the creator of Wallace and Gromit is over the moon at being able to team up with the National Trust he said:
“I have to pinch myself when I think how far Wallace and Gromit have come; from ideas in my head, to ‘film stars’ working with great organisations such as the National Trust, which the nation holds dear to its heart. At Aardman we are thrilled that Wallace and Gromit have had a chance to explore all the Trust has to offer – from helping to put up bunting to enjoying their Wensleydale cheese platter at a picnic. Wallace and Gromit are in for a cracking summer at the National Trust.”
So it looks like it is going to be summer full of Wensleydale and picnics. If you are near to an event you should make the effort and try to get along as it is bound to be spectacular.
What would your ideal tea party involve? Are you excited to see Wallace and Gromit back in action? Please let us know in the comments.