The National Trust to premier new Wallace & Gromit animation as part of Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebration lunches
A new Wallace & Gromit animation is to debut over the Jubilee Weekend as part of a campaign by the National Trust.
A campaign, launched today, sees the Aardman Animation characters help lead up to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, when over 70 Jubilee tea parties will be held across England, and a new mini animation will be screened for the first time at Trust places.
Theone-minute film, entitled ‘A Jubilee Bunt-a-thon’ has been specially created for the National Trust’s planned events over the weekend, while a behind-the-scenes documentary will also be screened at the Trust’s Jubilee parties.
Tony Berry, visitor experience director of the National Trust, commented: "The National Trust and Wallace and Gromit are two of Britain's greatest treasures and we felt it fitting that in this summer of celebration we should bring them together. We are holding our very own premiere of Wallace & Gromit's Jubilee Bunt-a thon at our properties, it was made exclusively for the National Trust and we are really excited that it will encourage the nation to join us for an extra special Diamond Jubilee celebration."
Nick Park, creator of Wallace and Gromit, added: "I have to pinch myself when I think how far Wallace and Gromit have come; from ideas in my head, to 'film stars' working with great organisations such as the National Trust, which the nation holds dear to its heart. At Aardman we are thrilled that Wallace and Gromit have had a chance to explore all the Trust has to offer - from helping to put up bunting to enjoying their Wensleydale cheese platter at a picnic. Wallace and Gromit are in for a cracking summer at the National Trust.
"The National Trust has a special place in my heart from a childhood memory of completing a paint- by- numbers at Stourhead, to Montacute House, on which we based Tottington Hall in the Curse of the Were-rabbit."