Among many other exciting things on last nice Oscar Show (George Clooney being more handsome then ever), the Whitakers were very happy to see Wallace and Gromit take home a statue. We went to go see this movie when it was in the theatre and the kids really loved it. The film has such a lovely, British feel to it. I just love the idea of these hero's protecting gardens.
I was worried the kids might not like it as much because its not snazzy looking 3d modern looking animation like Shrek and the story is not AS action packed. But, neither of these things seemed to bother the children at all.
My son LOVED the inventions that are scattered throughout. In particular, the bed that shoots you down to the table and the puts your pants on for you had him rolling on the ground with laughter. He kept asking his dad if they could build a bed like that. Wouldn't that be an interesting father son project!
I think what appealed to me the most was the plot and message of the film. I found the plot to be more complex and thought provoking than your average animated film. There are twists and turns and good guys make mistakes, and do wrongs, and are not violently slaughtered for mistakes. Instead, the focus is on dealing with situations and accepting mistakes WITHOUT VIOLENCE, a refreshing message. Furthermore, the humor is not dirty. Overall, very refreshing entertainment.
I was just reading on line that Aardaman's entire warehouse of characters burned to the ground the day that the film premiered. I was so saddened to read that. I don't know too much about animation or claymation but I do know it takes them a heck of a long time to do the models. On behalf of the entire