Aardman’s popular stop motion animated characters Wallace and Gromit are expected to debut a new animated short in time for the big Diamond Jubilee of the Queen celebration in the UK. Entitled Wallace & Gromit’s Jubilee Bunt-a-Thon, the short will premiere at National Trust places, which includes local property Belton House in Grantham.
Wallace & Gromit’s Jubilee Bunt-a-Thon runs for a total of one minute and was especially comissioned for the National Trust festivities as part of their Summer of Celebration campaign. The short shows Wallace and Gromit preparing for the big weekend by trying to scale the ladders that will be used to hoist the bunting up around a magnificent Trust manor.
Nick Park, creator of Wallace and Gromit, noted, “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 organizations 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. The National Trust has a special place in my heart from a childhood memory of completing a paint-by-numbers at Stourhead, to Montacute House, on which we based Tottington Hall in the Curse of the Were-rabbit.”
Wallace & Gromit’s Jubilee Bunt-a-Thon will be shown on 4th June at Belton House as part of the Summer of Celebration Diamond Jubilee parties. For more details, including a behind the scenes feature, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wallaceandgromit.