Wallace and Gromit

Wallace and Gromit are the main characters in a British series consisting of four animated short films and a feature-length film. The characters are made from moulded plasticine modelling clay on metal armatures, and filmed with stop motion clay animation.

Wallace, an absent-minded inventor living in Wigan, Lancashire, is a cheese enthusiast who is especially fond of Wensleydale. His companion, Gromit, is an anthropomorphic intelligent dog.

  • plasticine modelling clay
  • metal armatures
  • stop motion clay animation – movies are shot one frame at a time, moving the models of the characters slightly to give the impression of movement.

What’s the problem?

  • stop motion clay animation – movies are shot one frame at a time, moving the models of the characters slightly to give the impression of movement in the final film. In action scenes sometimes multiple exposures per frame are used to produce a faux motion blur. A second of film constitutes 24 separate frames. Even a short half-hour film takes a great deal of time to animate well.

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