History Trivia / WallaceAndGromit

18th Jun '17 9:01:16 PM jormis29
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* ColbertBump: The series owes a lot of it's [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff popularity across the pond]] to Nick Park accidentally leaving two puppets from ''WesternAnimation/ACloseShave'' in the back of a New York taxi cab during a press tour. The British press reported on it [[SeriousBusiness as if it were a national crisis]] and the American press reported on the British press reporting it as if it were a national crisis, in the process [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity introducing the duo Americans]] and selling 2 million video cassettes of the first three films by year's end.

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* ColbertBump: The series owes a lot of it's [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff popularity across the pond]] to Nick Park Creator/NickPark accidentally leaving two puppets from ''WesternAnimation/ACloseShave'' in the back of a New York taxi cab during a press tour. The British press reported on it [[SeriousBusiness as if it were a national crisis]] and the American press reported on the British press reporting it as if it were a national crisis, in the process [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity introducing the duo Americans]] and selling 2 million video cassettes of the first three films by year's end.



* WriteWhoYouKnow: Nick Park has stated that Wallace is loosely based on his father, who also liked to tinker, with a little of his brother, an electrician, thrown in for good measure.

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* WriteWhoYouKnow: Nick Park Creator/NickPark has stated that Wallace is loosely based on his father, who also liked to tinker, with a little of his brother, an electrician, thrown in for good measure.
7th Jun '17 2:45:24 PM finlandsberet
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* ActorInspiredElement: Wallace's banana-shaped mouth evolved from animating Peter Salis's elongated vowels.
* AuthorExistenceFailure: Subverted. Peter Salis retired from acting in 2010 due to his failing health, with Ben Whitehead succeeding him for various TV spots, but it was Salis's eventual death in 2017 that ensured that he'd never voice Wallace again.

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* ActorInspiredElement: Wallace's banana-shaped mouth evolved from animating Peter Salis's Sallis's elongated vowels.
* AuthorExistenceFailure: Subverted. Peter Salis Sallis retired from acting in 2010 due to his failing health, with Ben Whitehead succeeding him for various TV spots, but it was Salis's Sallis's eventual death in 2017 that ensured that he'd never voice Wallace again.
7th Jun '17 2:20:27 PM NWolfman
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* ColbertBump: The series owes a lot of it's [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff popularity in America]] to Nick Park accidentally leaving two puppets from ''WesternAnimation/ACloseShave'' in the back of a New York taxi cab during a press tour. The British press reported on it [[SeriousBusiness as if it were a national crisis]] and the American press reported on the British press reporting it as if it were a national crisis, in the process introducing the duo to those across the pond. By the end of the year, 2 million video cassettes of the first three shorts had been sold in America.

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* ColbertBump: The series owes a lot of it's [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff popularity in America]] across the pond]] to Nick Park accidentally leaving two puppets from ''WesternAnimation/ACloseShave'' in the back of a New York taxi cab during a press tour. The British press reported on it [[SeriousBusiness as if it were a national crisis]] and the American press reported on the British press reporting it as if it were a national crisis, in the process [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity introducing the duo to those across the pond. By the end of the year, Americans]] and selling 2 million video cassettes of the first three shorts had been sold in America.films by year's end.
7th Jun '17 2:19:01 PM NWolfman
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Subverted. Peter Salis retired from acting in 2008 due to his failing health, with Ben Whitehead succeeding him for various TV spots, but it was Salis's eventual death in 2017 that ensured that he'd never voice Wallace again.

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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Subverted. Peter Salis retired from acting in 2008 2010 due to his failing health, with Ben Whitehead succeeding him for various TV spots, but it was Salis's eventual death in 2017 that ensured that he'd never voice Wallace again.again.
* ColbertBump: The series owes a lot of it's [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff popularity in America]] to Nick Park accidentally leaving two puppets from ''WesternAnimation/ACloseShave'' in the back of a New York taxi cab during a press tour. The British press reported on it [[SeriousBusiness as if it were a national crisis]] and the American press reported on the British press reporting it as if it were a national crisis, in the process introducing the duo to those across the pond. By the end of the year, 2 million video cassettes of the first three shorts had been sold in America.
6th Jun '17 1:38:57 PM NWolfman
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* ActorInspiredElement: Wallace's banana-shaped mouth evolved from animating Peter Salis's elongated vowels.
6th Jun '17 11:13:41 AM NWolfman
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* AuthorExistanceFailure: Subverted. Peter Salis retired from acting in 2008 due to his failing health, with Ben Whitehead succeeding him for various TV spots, but it was Salis's eventual death in 2017 that ensured that he'd never voice Wallace again.

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* AuthorExistanceFailure: AuthorExistenceFailure: Subverted. Peter Salis retired from acting in 2008 due to his failing health, with Ben Whitehead succeeding him for various TV spots, but it was Salis's eventual death in 2017 that ensured that he'd never voice Wallace again.
6th Jun '17 11:13:25 AM NWolfman
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* AuthorExistanceFailure: Subverted. Peter Salis retired from acting in 2008 due to his failing health, with Ben Whitehead succeeding him for various TV spots, but it was Salis's eventual death in 2017 that ensured that he'd never voice Wallace again.
5th Jun '17 1:04:49 PM SpinAttaxx
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* Trivia/AMatterOfLoafAndDeath
28th Nov '16 8:23:59 PM NWolfman
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* WriteWhoYouKnow: Nick Park has stated that Wallace is loosely based on his father, who also liked to tinker.

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* WriteWhoYouKnow: Nick Park has stated that Wallace is loosely based on his father, who also liked to tinker.tinker, with a little of his brother, an electrician, thrown in for good measure.
3rd Apr '16 12:13:53 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy[=/=]HeyItsThatVoice: This isn't the first time PeterSallis played a [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E3TheIceWarriors maverick scientist]].



* WriteWhoYouKnow: Nick Park has stated that Wallace is loosely based on his father, who also liked to tinker.
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* WriteWhoYouKnow: Nick Park has stated that Wallace is loosely based on his father, who also liked to tinker.
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