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Wallace & Gromit: 30th Anniversary Edition

Mention animation evergreens and there will be some names that are sure to trip-off the tongue. Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Bugs Bunny, and Wallace & Gromit. Yet while the House of Mouse and his chums have been around since the late ’20s-early 1930s, the Lancashire duo are a mere 30-years-young this year.

Fans were first introduced to the eccentric cheese-loving inventor, Wallace, and his long-suffering companion Gromit in 1989’s A Grand Day Out. Later, the duo’s creator Nick Park and scriptwriter Bob Baker (of Doctor Who fame), went on to create another three shorts: The Wrong Trousers, A Close Shave  and A Matter Of Loaf And Death. All four have since become an essential part of the every Brit’s TV Christmas viewing schedule. 

The Wallace & Gromit: 30th Anniversary Edition features all four of Aardman’s half-hour specials on DVD and Blu-Ray, complete with all-new sleeve artwork, audio commentaries, a playable PC game demo, invention blueprints, making of documentaries and picture galleries. Everything you need, in fact, for a grand night in.

Paula Hammond - Features Editor

Paula Hammond is a full-time, freelance journalist. She regularly writes for more magazines than is healthy and has over 25 books to her credit. When not frantically scribbling, she can be found indulging her passions for film, theatre, cult TV, sci-fi and real ale. If you should spot her in the pub, after five rounds rapid, she’ll be the one in the corner mumbling Ghostbusters quotes and waiting for the transporter to lock on to her signal… Email:

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