Wallace & Gromit Store Open

In advance of the October 7 big-screen debut of Wallace & Gromit, Aardman Animation and DreamWorks Animation SKG have opened a online store offering apparel and other items for kids, adults and … yes … dogs. Check it out at http://shop.wandg.com/user.clw.

Wallace and Gromit are the stars of Nick Park’s Oscar-winning clay animation shorts, The Wrong Trousers (1993) and A Close Shave (1995), as well as the nominated A Grand Day Out. The duo last appeared in Cracking Contraptions, a series of minute-long online misadventures for Atom Films, and had their video game debut with Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo from BAM! Ent.

Their feature film debut has cheese-munching inventor Wallace and his canine companion, Gromit, hunting down a mysterious beast which has been ravaging their village’s prize marrows and potatoes just days before the giant vegetable-growing contest. Helena Bonham-Carter will voice new character Lady Tottington, and Ralph Fiennes will provide the voice of the vain Lord Victor Quatermaine in this second stop-motion feature venture for Aardman and DreamWorks, who last teamed up for the 2000 hit, Chicken Run.

You can download a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the upcoming Wallace & Gromit movie at at www.ifilm.com/ifilmdetail/2661402?htv=12&htv=12&htv=12.