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The World of Wallace & Gromit By Andy Lane

The World of Wallace & Gromit by Andy Lane

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The official, definitive book on the creation of two of the world's most famous animated characters - Wallace and Gromit.

The World of Wallace & Gromit Summary

The World of Wallace & Gromit by Andy Lane

Wallace and Gromit - the eccentric, cheese-loving inventor and his faithful, long-suffering dog - started life in 1985 in Nick Park's A Grand Day Out, a film he had started while attending Britain's National Film and Television school. Gromit actually began as a cat in another story and initially Wallace didn't have a name, but since then the pair have been catapulted to international fame and captured the hearts of millions, along with a cast of characters that includes the adorable Shaun the Sheep, the dastardly penguin Fingers and the long-suffering lady friend Wendolene.

From an idea doodled in a sketchbook to three fully realised feature films, the secrets of the model-making shop, the set-design shop and the animation studios are all revealed here for the very first time. Including previously unseen original concept artwork from Nick Park and insights into stop-motion animation, this book looks at the establishment of the characters as global property through innovative marketing, major advertising campaigns and must-have merchandise. The World of Wallace & Gromit will explore the way in which two animated characters from Bristol were taken to the heart of the British public and became a much-loved global phenomenon.

About Andy Lane

Andy Lane has previously co-written The Bond Files, as well as the guide to SF TV series Babylon 5 (The BabyIon File, Volumes 1 and 2) and the official guide to Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased).

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The World of Wallace & Gromit by Andy Lane
Used - Very Good
Pan Macmillan
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