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Monday, October 10, 2005

"Wallace & Gromit" Get Fired Up

Shawnby Gina Serpe
Oct 10, 2005, 8:40 AM PT

Unfortunately for Wallace and Gromit, the box office wasn't the only place they were on fire.

Hundreds of sets, props and models from the Oscar-winning clay-animated films were destroyed when a storage warehouse in Bristol, England, went up in flames early Monday.

The facility, housing a priceless archive of paraphernalia from all Aardman Animations productions, was completely gutted.

"Today was supposed to be a day of celebration, with the news that Wallace and Gromit had gone number one at the U.S. box office, but instead our whole history has been wiped out," Aardman spokesman Arthur Sheriff said in a statement. "It's turned out to be a terrible day."


  • Waaah! Poor Aardman. I liked the movie a lot, although I fell asleep at the end because I'm running on too little sleep.

    By Blogger spinnity, at 10/11/2005 12:19 AM  

  • How sad!

    By Blogger Abigail, at 10/11/2005 9:26 AM  

  • I think the Nick Park's quote at the end of the article says it all ... something to the effect that the earthquake in Pakistan put it all in perspective. I knew I loved W&G for more than Gromit being a knitter!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/23/2005 11:48 AM  

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