History Franchise / WallaceAndGromit

19th Jun '17 9:53:19 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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This series of four short animated films and one full-length movie -- all done using old-fashioned stop-motion animation -- is about a kindhearted but clueless [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents Lancashire-accented]] inventor, his long-suffering sapient dog, and his love for cheese. Created by Creator/NickPark for [[Creator/AardmanAnimations Aardman Studios]], the series has won fans and accolades on both sides of the Atlantic, including numerous Oscars, and is a rare example of British suburban life visible in media exported to America.

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This series of four short animated films and one full-length movie -- all done using old-fashioned stop-motion animation -- is about a kindhearted but clueless [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents Lancashire-accented]] inventor, his long-suffering sapient dog, and his love for cheese. Created by Creator/NickPark for [[Creator/AardmanAnimations Aardman Studios]], the series has won fans and accolades on both sides of the Atlantic, including numerous Oscars, [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscars]], and is a rare example of British suburban life visible in media exported to America.
18th Jun '17 8:55:15 PM jormis29
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This series of four short animated films and one full-length movie -- all done using old-fashioned stop-motion animation -- is about a kindhearted but clueless [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents Lancashire-accented]] inventor, his long-suffering sapient dog, and his love for cheese. Created by Nick Park for [[Creator/AardmanAnimations Aardman Studios]], the series has won fans and accolades on both sides of the Atlantic, including numerous Oscars, and is a rare example of British suburban life visible in media exported to America.

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This series of four short animated films and one full-length movie -- all done using old-fashioned stop-motion animation -- is about a kindhearted but clueless [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents Lancashire-accented]] inventor, his long-suffering sapient dog, and his love for cheese. Created by Nick Park Creator/NickPark for [[Creator/AardmanAnimations Aardman Studios]], the series has won fans and accolades on both sides of the Atlantic, including numerous Oscars, and is a rare example of British suburban life visible in media exported to America.
7th Jun '17 2:29:55 PM finlandsberet
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** It was Wallace's love of Wensleydale that actually saved a local cheese producer from going bust.
25th Jan '17 2:38:16 PM needsanewhobby
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** Wallace tends to read [[TrademarkFavouriteFood cheese]]-themed books such as ''[[Literature/EastOfEden East of Edam]]'' and ''[[Literature/WaitingForGodot Waiting for Gouda]]''.
17th Jan '17 2:46:03 AM CountDorku
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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: "von Strudel" is not a real German name (although it is the name of a German restaurant in Spain). [[spoiler:Bert Maudsley chose it just to seem enigmatic.]]



* BookcasePassage: Wallace finds one in "The Curse of the Ramsbottoms" comic. [[spoiler:It leads to Rhett Leicester's evil lair.]]



* EvilCounterpart: Preston for Gromit. They're both silent, but Gromit is a loyal if cynical follower while Preston is menacing [[spoiler:and the BigBad]]. In the comics, Herr Doktor Count Baron Napoleon von Strudel for Wallace - both are inventors, and they even look fairly similar, [[spoiler:and, back when he answered to Bert Maudsley, "Herr Doktor" went to school with Wallace]].
* EvilTwin: In "The Curse of the Ramsbottoms" comic, [[spoiler:Rhett Leicester]] is revealed to secretly be the evil twin of the missing "Cheesy" Cheeseman, the main man in Wensleydale manufacture.



* GoneHorriblyRight: About 1/3 of Wallace's inventions. (e.g. the time Wallace wanted to pump up some honeybees with Muscle-Gro to make them super-efficient honey-producers, [[spoiler: and wound up making giant bees that rampaged all over town]])

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* GoneHorriblyRight: About 1/3 of Wallace's inventions. (e.g. the time Wallace wanted to pump up some honeybees with Muscle-Gro to make them super-efficient honey-producers, [[spoiler: and wound up making giant bees that rampaged all over town]])town]]), or the Recyc-o-Matic (which rampages down the main street recycling everything in its path in "Cheese Lover's Yearbook").


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* HerrDoktor: Part of Napoleon von Strudel's [[TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard list of titles]] in "Anoraknophobia" is "Herr Doktor" - it comes first, before Baron and Count. [[spoiler:Given that he's really named Bert Maudsley and he went to school with Wallace, it's unlikely to be legit.]]
* HistoricalInJoke: One comic has Wallace building a time machine to find his missing slipper, leading to him getting involved in all kinds of variably intelligent encounters in time - most notably when he inspires a Paleolithic Wallace to build Stonehenge...as a stage on which to show off his rollerblading.


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* HypnoFool: Queenie in the "Anoraknophobia" comic is a hypnotist by trade, at one point mesmerising Wallace into thinking he's a dog.
* IdenticalGrandson: In one of the comics, he encounters Stone Age and 11th century versions of himself.


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* InformedPoverty: Wallace is ostensibly on the edge most of the time - the entire plot of the "Anoraknophobia" comic came about in an effort to win enough to replace a busted washing machine, and his statement of finances in "Cheese Lover's Yearbook" is simply annotated "Oh dear" by Gromit. This does nothing to prevent him from buying the parts to all those new machines.


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** The comics get a little more elaborate, because they don't need to build models or find voice actors. "The Curse of the Ramsbottoms" has Wallace, Gromit, and Wendolene, but also Rhett Leicester, "Cheesy" Cheeseman, and the occasional robot, "The Lost Slipper" has various cross-time Wallace-equivalents, King Harold, William the Conqueror, some Egyptian royalty, and a cat, and "Anoraknophobia" has Mr Patel, three even less talented inventors than Wallace, the hotel's overworked owner Mr Do-It-All, and four villainous von Strudels.


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* MisappliedPhlebotinum: Wallace, all over. This is especially true in the comics, where he invents a time machine in order to find his lost slipper and a nigh-invulnerable superclog to replace it.


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** Ping-pong, in "Anoraknophobia", to the point where the villain has built an exploding ping-pong ball and a racquet that's tuned to the same "evil radio frequency" as the ball...with effects that are never explained, but which he claims make him unbeatable.


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* SkewedPriorities: In the "Anoraknophobia" comic, Wallace gets very badly sidetracked by his discovery that the villains' organisation has a name that doesn't match the acronym.


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* TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard: Herr Doktor Count Baron Napoleon von Strudel in "Anoraknophobia". [[spoiler:Real name Bert Maudsley.]]
* VerbalBackspace: In "Anoraknophobia", when Mr Patel's favourite pigeon has taken an exploding ping pong ball for a flight:
-->'''Mr Patel:''' Don't worry about him! He can tell the difference between an exploding ping pong ball and margarine all right!\\
[BOOM]\\
'''Mr Patel:''' Well he can now!
2nd Dec '16 5:57:27 AM BaconZorp
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* BrandX / BlandNameProduct: Everything from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smeg_(appliances) Smug Fridges]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swan_Vesta Duck Matches]] to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spudulike Sud-U-Like Soap]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hello! ''Ay-Up!'' Magazine]].

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* BrandX / BlandNameProduct: Everything from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smeg_(appliances) Smug Fridges]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swan_Vesta Duck Matches]] to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spudulike Sud-U-Like Soap]] and [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hello! org/wiki/Hello!_(magazine) ''Ay-Up!'' Magazine]].
20th Nov '16 2:06:05 AM PaulA
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* FlintstoneTheming: The canine-themed titles of the books Gromit reads are a series-long running gag.

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* FlintstoneTheming: The canine-themed titles of the books Gromit reads are a series-long running gag. For instance, in a 2013 ad spot promoting UK tourism, his holiday reading is ''[[Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey Fifty Shades of Greyhound]]''.


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* NotNowKiddo: In a 2013 ad spot promoting UK tourism, Gromit's attempts to show Wallace a travel brochure are ignored as Wallace is in the throes of planning an unnecessarily elaborate travel device. After its inevitable dramatic malfunction, Wallace notices the brochure and complains that Gromit should have shown it to him sooner.
20th Nov '16 1:59:50 AM PaulA
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* FlintstoneTheming: The canine-themed titles of the books Gromit reads are a series-long running gag.



* HurricaneOfPuns: Ooh yeah. The canine-themed titles of the books Gromit reads are a series-long running gag.
14th Aug '16 10:37:39 PM ZombieAladdin
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* TrilogyCreep: It ''was'' a trilogy up to ''A Close Shave'' for ten years, after which it suddenly wasn't.
15th Jun '16 7:13:23 PM nombretomado
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In 2003, Frontier Developments released a video game known as ''Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo'', which saw the return of Feathers [=McGraw=] as the villain in an original storyline; it was SoOkayItsAverage in most respects. In the spring/summer of 2009, TelltaleGames released a series of four episodic Wallace & Gromit adventure games, collectively ''VideoGame/WallaceAndGromitsGrandAdventures'', for the PC and Xbox Live Arcade. The games are notable for successfully replicating the look and feel of the shorts, to the point of having fingerprints and other clay modeling details visible on the characters.

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In 2003, Frontier Developments released a video game known as ''Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo'', which saw the return of Feathers [=McGraw=] as the villain in an original storyline; it was SoOkayItsAverage in most respects. In the spring/summer of 2009, TelltaleGames Creator/TelltaleGames released a series of four episodic Wallace & Gromit adventure games, collectively ''VideoGame/WallaceAndGromitsGrandAdventures'', for the PC and Xbox Live Arcade. The games are notable for successfully replicating the look and feel of the shorts, to the point of having fingerprints and other clay modeling details visible on the characters.
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