Wallace and his sophisticated dog Gromit have to decide where to go for their annual picnic. With a homemade rocket and large appetite they head for the moon in search of cheese. Their moon-tasting arouses the anger of a resident mechanical caretaker. In the antics that follow the earthlings unwittingly help the robot to fulfil its dreams. –wallaceandgromit.com
Nicholas Wulstan “Nick” Park, CBE (born 6 December 1958) is an English filmmaker of stop motion animation best known as the creator of Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep. He was nominated for the 2010 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film but lost out to Logorama. He has been nominated for an Oscar a total of six times, and won four.
Park was born in Preston in Lancashire, England, the son of Celia, a seamstress, and Roger Park, a photographer. He attended Cuthbert Mayne High School (now Our Lady’s Catholic High School). He grew up with a keen interest in drawing cartoons, and as a 13-year old made films with the help of his mother – who was a dressmaker – and her home movie camera and cotton bobbins. He also took after his father, an amateur inventor, and would send items – such as a bottle that squeezed out different coloured wools – to Blue Peter.. He studied Communication Arts at Sheffield Polytechnic (now Sheffield Hallam University) and then went to the National… read more
Everybody knows the moon's made of cheese so in the first Wallace & Gromit short film we see our modelling clay heroes building a home-made rocket in their basement on a Bank Holiday before jetting off to the moon in order for Wallace to get a nice bit of cheese to go with his crackers.. A lovely first effort by Aardman in a series that would soon reach even greater heights of brilliance with subsequent installments.