Saturday, 5 May 2012

Jubilee Bunt-a-thon

To mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, Aardman Animations has created a one-minute Wallace and Gromit film called A Jubilee Bunt-a-thon (2012). I guess that's one second for every year of the Queen's reign. Nick Park created this new animation for the National Trust, which will show it at some of its properties during tea parties on 4 June. It took 30 people 3 months to complete the 1-minute movie. CLICK for the National Trust. CLICK for a BBC slide show.

6 Comments:

At 5/5/12, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How brilliant but how annoying that it isn't on television. Only in certain places. Arguably the nation's favourite dog and his owner. Can't wait to see it. Thank you Aardman. That many people and that long to create a work of art. Pure magic.

 
At 5/5/12, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely superb! Meticulous detail. Great BBC slide show and hope it wins an Oscar for animated short; although it IS rather short to be nominated. Hope it gets shown on the television, it deserves to be shown to a wider audience.

 
At 5/5/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

I agree to both comments. I wonder if 1 minute is too short for the Oscars. And if it doesn't have a wide enough circulation.

 
At 7/5/12, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For some reason the BBC put three Wallace and Gromit animations on BBC 3 tv channel yesterday. Would have expected them to be on a less esoteric channel.

Hadn't seen the "Wallace and Gromit's Cracking Contraptions -Compilation 1" before. Not sure why it is billed as "11" as if part of a series? One of the rare things that makes me laugh these days.

It seems the "The Autochef" was designed to build to a climactic double entendre. Made me spill coffee all over my keyboard. See banana skin accompanied by autochef's cliche utterances. ...or possibly one hs to be raised on Carry On humour?
Available for six days only - on iPlayer - probably geographically restricted.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00j2p4r/Wallace_and_Gromits_Cracking_Contraptions_Compilation_1/

 
At 8/5/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Hi. Thanks for the link. Wallace and Gromit are high art as far as I'm concerned, so they are well suited to an esoteric channel. Why should the proletariat viewing BBC1 have all the laughs? As for Cracking Contraptions, I believe it was a weekly TV series with Wallace and Gromit introducing technological things, which might explain the 11. I didn't watch it, but saw the trailers.

 
At 8/5/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Here's a Tiny URL of the above link.

http://tinyurl.com/d98bboq

Just watched it. Very amusing, under 14 minutes long.

 

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