17 November 2008

Essential Christmas Telly

Wallace and Gromit are back on tv at Christmas with their new adventure A Matter of Loaf and Death in which the two heroes open a bakery and hunt a ceral killer

The film - originally entitled Trouble At' Mill - marks Wallace and Gromit's first appearance since their 2005 film The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Peter Sallis will again provide the voice of Wallace.

"I love making films for the cinema but the production of Chicken Run and Curse of the Were-Rabbit were virtually back to back," said Park. "Each film took five years to complete," he continued, saying A Matter of Loaf and Death had been "so much quicker to make."

The film is described as "a classic 'who-doughnut' mystery... in the tradition of master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock".

Wallace and Gromit are wasted on kids. I can't wait!


20 comments:

CherryPie said...

As I saw the beginning of the post 'Wallace and Gromit are back. I thought I can't wait. At the end of the post it seems you beat me to it ;-)

jams o donnell said...

I doubt there will be much else appointment tv on this xmas. THis will be appointment tv!

Dragonstar said...

YES!!! Like you two - I can't wait!

jams o donnell said...

Adults 3, Kids 0!

Kay Dennison said...

LOL I wish I got your television instead of what we get here in the U.S.

I wish I could remember the film when my kids were small that was really wasted on them. They enjoyed it but there were a lot of things they didn't "get". I do recall dragging my their dad to see it and he roared with laughter.

jams o donnell said...

Wallace and Gromit are very English. Although the visual humour is universal many of the references would be lost, especially on kids

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Oh, absolutely essential - I agree!

jams o donnell said...

Haha that's 5-0 to us adults!

betmo said...

hubby loves them :) hopefully, they come stateside in dvd form :)

TBRRob said...

Will be good.

jams o donnell said...

A man of exquisite taste Betmo.

It will indeed Rob!

Colin Campbell said...

I'll toss in a few votes for my kids. They love it.

jams o donnell said...

Ah kids with excellent taste!

Mojo said...

Oh man I love Wallace and Gromit! And you're right... totally wasted on kids.

jams o donnell said...

Nick Park has certainly struck a chord with his creation!

Shannon said...

My kids LOVED The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. I like that I enjoy it as much as they do!

James Higham said...

Can't wait.

jams o donnell said...

It just goes to show that adults love Wallace and Gromit!

Liz said...

Oh fantastic! I wasn't that impressed with the Curse film so will look forward tothis.

jams o donnell said...

I liked were rabbit but this will be the high point of xmas!