Aardman Animations is in the process of developing a brand new Wallace & Gromit film, after 16 years since the theatrical release of The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. The untitled project is slated to make its debut in 2024, exclusively on Netflix around the world except in the UK, where it will debut first on the BBC before also coming to Netflix.
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The untitled Wallace & Gromit film hails from creator Nick Park, who will once again direct alongside Aardman’s Creative Director of Wallace & Gromit, Merlin Crossingham. It will be written by Mark Burton based on a story by Burton and Park.
“Gromit’s concern that Wallace has become over-dependant on his inventions proves justified, when Wallace invents a “smart gnome” that seems to develop a mind of its own…As events spiral out of control, it falls to Gromit to put aside his qualms and battle sinister forces – or Wallace may never be able to invent again!” reads the synopsis.
The project is currently in pre-production phase and had just started writing and storyboarding. It will be produced by Claire Jennings.
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The stop-motion comedy centers around cheese-loving inventor Wallace, and his loyal and intelligent anthropomorphic dog, Gromit. The long-running franchise began with short films starting with 1989’s A Grand Day Out, which was later on followed by three more shorts, two tv shows, and one feature-length film. It also spawn off a spin-off franchise centered around Shaun the Sheep.