A weekend of over 70 Jubilee tea parties will be held across the country where the loveable duo's new mini animation will be shown for the first time ever at Trust places.
The green grass carpet will be rolled out for the mini animation (titled 'A Jubilee Bunt-a-thon')
The one-minute animation begins in the familiar setting of 62 West Wallaby Street with the ever faithful and long suffering Gromit sitting at his sewing machine making miles of bunting to adorn National Trust places across the country.
Tony Berry, Visitor Experience Director of the National Trust, commented: "The National Trust and Wallace and Gromit (http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/
Nick Park, creator of Wallace and Gromit, commented: "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 (http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/
The nation's much loved comedy duo have paired up with the Trust for some cracking Jubilee parties this summer which, along with the debut of the mini animation and behind the scenes 'making of…' film, will also feature Wallace and Gromit model making workshops with trained Aardman animators, themed trails, a variety of fun games for children and exclusive themed retail and catering treats for all the family.
Wallace & Gromit's Jubilee Bunt-a-thon will be shown on 4th June at fourteen National Trust properties as part of the Summer of Celebration Diamond Jubilee parties.
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Aardman, based in Bristol (UK) co-founded and run by Peter Lord and David Sproxton, is a multi-award winning world leader in animation. It produces feature films, television series and television commercials for both the domestic and international market.
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