Wallace & Gromit are true national treasures: multiple Oscar-winning heroes with a distinctly British accent.
I was asked to co-write a brand new – and gloriously daft – adventure for them, working alongside Aardman creative directors Finbar Hawkins and Merlin Crossingham, bringing W&G’s timeless humour into the modern age through augmented reality, mobile games and location-based play. The animation style is also a mix of old and new: hand-made plasticine models were scanned for digital manipulation.
Alongside Wallace and Gromit themselves, we created a bunch of brand new characters including Bernard Grubb (played by Jim Carter), Lily Hackerby (played by Isy Suttie) and BERYL the AI teas-maid (brought to life by Miriam Morgolyes).
The whole project is backed by the UKRI Audience of the Future program, looking at innovative ways of telling stories and reaching new audiences. Aardman is collaborating with digital studios Sugar Creative and Potato as well as Tiny Rebel Games and the University of South Wales.