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An Aardman Animation Sampler: Program One

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2011

The Aardman studio is known for its delightful stop-motion animation, especially Nick Park’s films starring befuddled inventor Wallace and his faithful dog, Gromit. These two compilations offer a sampling of their best and most beloved films.

Program One

Saturday, February 19, 12:30 p.m.

Monday—Friday, February 21—25, Noon

Running time: 75 mins

Stuff vs. Stuff: Can vs. Sprouts (2010, 2 mins.) A spaghetti sauce can vs. a vegetable alliance.

Wat’s Pig (1996, 11 mins.) Twins divided at birth; one raised to be king, the other raised by pigs.

Wallace and Gromit’s Cracking Contraptions: “The Snowmanotron” (2002, 2 mins.) Wallace’s snowman machine becomes abominable.

The Bully Proof Vest (2002, 2 mins.) Wallace’s bully-repeller takes on Gromit’s ninja moves.

A Close Shave (1995, 30 mins.) Wallace falls for a wool shop owner while Gromit is framed for

sheep rustling.

A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008, 29 mins.) Gromit is suspicious about a series of murders that occur shortly after Wallace opens a baking business.

Free with museum admission.