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Archive for December 19th, 2003


Friday, 19 December 2003

Happy Christmas from Wallace and Gromit

Just in time for the holidays…it’s a new, free short short episode from the Aardman Animations series, Wallace & Gromit’s Crackling Contraptions! The latest episode is "A Christmas Cardomatic" (requires Flash/Shockwave).

If you’ve never heard of or seen Wallace & Gromit, where’ve you been? Too busy herding sheep? Check out the above, as well as the other Aardman shorts on tap at Atom Films. If you don’t know where to start, at least see Creature Comforts! I first saw it on laserdisc back in 1992 (or was it 1993?); it was one of the movies we watched at a party held at my English teacher’s house. Oddly, I can’t remember the other movie we saw. In any case, it’s definitely worth watching again if you haven’t seen it lately. It’s definitely worth the 5+ minutes. It’s worth buying, too.

Anyway, the new Christmas episode is really short, but The Wrong Trousers is another can’t-miss holiday treat, and it’s a longer film as well. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen Robbie the Reindeer yet but I hope to, soon.

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