Wallace and Gromit Google Doodle Celebrates 20 Years
Although it's Big Bird's Birthday today, which is celebrated on Google.com, over on Google.co.uk, they are celebrating Wallace and Gromit's 20th Anniversary with their own Google themed doodle.
These Aardman Animations characters created by Nick Parks 20 years ago, have stared in A Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers, A Close Shave, A Matter of Loaf and Death, and the Curse of the Were-Rabbit, a feature length film that won an Oscar.
Wallace and Gromit, with their tea drinking, cheese eating adventures have become a part of British culture over the years and are considered to be the most successful clay animation duo in British history. All of their adventures are filmed in stop motion clay animation and one 30 minute episode can take years to complete.
Wallace is a professor who has an interest in inventions, but also has the tendancy to be distracted easily. He loves Wensleydale cheese and has the tendancy to be overly optimistic, something that Gromit can find annoying at times.
Gromit is Wallace's faithful dog, who although doesn't speak, has very humanlike facial expressions. Gromit is considered the brighter of the two and gradutated from Dogwarts University (like Hogwarts from Harry Potter) with a degree in Engineering. He often tries to get Wallace to see sense and prefers quiet nights at home reading, knitting, or cooking, than to be off on another of Wallace's adventures.
They are intensely faithful to each other however, and will be friends forever.
Other characters have made appearances over the series, but Wallace and Gromit remain the heart and soul of Nick Park's creation.