This near new 2000 Collectors Edition calendar from Australia has full colour plates with all your favourite Wallace and Gromit characters. For each month of the year, a movie still from the Wallace and Gromit Series with pictures from episodes like “Grand Day Out”, “Wrong Trousers” and “A Close Shave”.
It is rare and similar copies have not been sighted.
Each month has a stunning new character image and each plate would be suitable for making individual prints for a childs bedroom or play room.
The timeless characters created by Nick Park and introduced to the world in the form of clay animation have become household favourites around the world.
Whether you are a serious collector or just a fan of these loveable cartoon characters then this calendar is for you.
2000 Wallace and Gromit Calendar
Product Dimensions: 12 x 12 x 0.2 inches / 30 x 30 x .5 cm
Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces – 240 grams
12 colour plates with images of cartoon characters (Please see pictures provided)
Wallace and Gromit is a British clay animation comedy series created by Nick Park of Aardman Animations. The series consists of four short films and a feature-length film. The series centres on Wallace, an absent-minded inventor and cheese enthusiast, along with his companion Gromit, a silent yet intelligent anthropomorphic dog. Wallace was originally voiced by veteran actor Peter Sallis, but as of 2011, this role has been passed on to Ben Whitehead. Gromit has no mouth and remains silent, communicating only through means of facial expressions and body language.
The first short film, A Grand Day Out first released in 1990, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, but lost to Creature Comforts, another animated creation of Nick Park. The short films The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave followed. The full-length feature The Curse of the Were-Rabbit was released in 2005. The latter three films each earned Academy Awards.
A five-film deal with DreamWorks and Aardman fell through in 2007 after only three films, due to creative differences. Park said later that DreamWorks executives wanted to americanise the very British Wallace and Gromit after test screenings, that would have tarnished some of the duo’s nostalgic charm.
A Matter of Loaf and Death was Nick Park’s first production since the end of the DreamWorks deal. A Matter of Loaf and Death was likewise nominated for an Academy Award in 2010, but lost to Logorama.
The films have received critical acclaim, with three of the short films having 100% positive ratings on aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes and the feature film having a 95% rating, placing it in the top 20 animated feature films on the site.
In 2013, Peter Lord tweeted that there were no plans at the moment for a new short film. On May 16, 2014, Nick Park announced that there may, possibly, never be another Wallace and Gromit film, due to the declining health of Wallace’s voice actor, Peter Sallis.
*Taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes