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Animated Adventures featuring Wallace & Gromit Exhibition

This summer visit New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester, to get an amazing behind-the-scenes insight into the science and magic of animation with W5's exhibition Animated Adventures featuring Wallace & Gromit, running from June 7-October 12, 2008 and it's free.

The exhibition contains seven original sets used in the making of the movie WALLACE & GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT. Visitors can take a sneak peek inside Lady Tottington's sumptuous home, see Wallace and Gromit's bunny-laden basement and get a closer look at Wallace's new Anti Pesto van. Visitors can even see how the furry buck-toothed Were-Rabbit was constructed in a stage-by-stage display.

Taking everyone on an interactive journey through all things animated, Animated Adventures captures the full animation process from storyboards to post production. Find out how the world's top animators create their on-screen characters and discover the art of cel painting, stop frame, CG technology and plasticine modeling. Many industry secrets are revealed through a fun and engaging mix of hands-on exhibits, mini documentaries, sets, models and graphic pods that guarantee to get everyone animated.

Did you know for example, that a whopping 2.7 tons of plasticine was used in the production of WALLACE & GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT, equivalent to the weight of a Land Rover, and each character gets a new pair of eyes every two months!

The animators featured include Banjax Studios, who explain their ideas for the creation and development of GENE-FUSION AD2310 which features four superhero teens and genetically modified monsters.

To accompany this exhibition there is a program of workshops for children and families to partake in. To find out more about what's on and when check the website,, for details.

Saturday, June 7, 2008 - 11:00am to Sunday, October 12, 2008 - 7:00pm
Submission Deadline 
Saturday, June 7, 2008 - 12:00pm