Since 1989, the British duo of the big hearted but absent minded inventor, Wallace and his loyal canine friend, the wise and ever loyal Gromit. Winning two Academy Awards for best short animated feature and one for best animated feature as well as two other nominations for best animated short feature, they are great diplomats for British culture. Set in a simpler time, they are great entertainment for people of all ages.
A series of ten 1-3 minute short films.
2005 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature
DVDs can be purchased here:
The Complete Collection (all four short films and the 10 Cracking Contraptions)
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
In 2010, they were put on Royal Post Christmas stamps.
Academy Award winners Wallace and Gromit have taken on a new role as the stars of the Royal Mail's Christmas stamps.
Royal Mail's design team worked closely with Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park and Aardman Animations to produce the stamps.
"When the Royal Mail came to us it was such a privilege, such an honour," said Park.
Park drew the scenes and visual jokes involving the characters, before refining the designs so they would work in a stamp format.
Marcus James, from Royal Mail Stamps, said: "One of the big challenges when we're working with any creator is that you have to constantly review what you're doing and look at it 'small' to see if it's too complex.
"It's great now to see the shots in place. They immediately capture and represent that world of Wallace and Gromit that we're all so familiar with and that we all love really."
Park added: "To see your characters on a tiny stamp, it sounds ironic but they've made it big time now. To be on a Royal Mail stamp, you can't beat it."