New Wallace & Gromit
Series Hits AtomFilms
Wallace & Gromits Cracking
Contraptions, Aardman Animations new series of 10 short
films will debut online at AtomFilms tomorrow, Oct. 15. Fans of
the fumbling English inventor and his precocious dog can download
the first episode, Soccamatic, free of charge at noon PST
One week later, AtomFilms will present the world premiere of the
entire Cracking Contraptions series exclusively to online
subscribers. Episodes will range from one to three minutes in length.
The clay animated Wallace and Gromit
made their debut in Nick Parks Oscar-nominated 1989 short
A Grand Day Out (1989) and went on to star in the
Oscar-winning outings A Close Shave (1995) and The Wrong
Trousers (1993). Cracking Contraptions marks their first
new appearances in seven years. A feature film deal between Aardman
and DreamWorks was recently announced.
Park is producing Cracking Contraptions
with past collaborators Chris Sadler and Loyd Price directing. "Wallace
and Gromit are like family to me," says Park. "I couldnt be
prouder of Cracking Contraptions, which provides new
insights into the unique relationship of my characters. And considering
their love of advanced technology, the Internet is the perfect place
for these guys."
After paying a one time fee of $9.95,
subscribers will gain instant access to all 10 episodes and a special
"making of" feature. The series will be delivered exclusively in
the Windows Media video format, with digital-rights-management services
provided by SyncCast.
For more information on Wallace
& Gromits Cracking Contraptions, visit http://wallace.atomfilms.com.