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.