Wallace and Gromit are two of the most popular characters to come of out of British animation studio, Aardman Animations. Originally conceived by Nick Park as his graduation film for the National Film and Television School, cheese-loving Wallace and his clever hound Gromit have gone on to star in four shorts and one feature-length film.
One of the most recognizable aspects to the Wallace and Gromit films is their handmade quality. In this video essay, I take a look at that handmade quality, honing in on the mysterious case of the CGI bunnies in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (dir. Steve Box and Nick Park, 2005).
You can catch a variety of children’s films, animated and live-action, during IU Cinema’s CINEkids International Children’s Film Series. This semester’s screenings include Kiki’s Delivery Service on October 7, The Sound of Music Quote-Along on December 9, and more.
Laura Ivins loves stop motion, home movies, imperfect films, nature hikes, and Stephen Crane’s poetry. She has a PhD from Indiana University and an MFA from Boston University. In addition to watching and writing about movies, sometimes she also makes them.