New Wallace & Gromit for BBC, Netflix
January 21, 2022
By Nik Roseveare
The BBC has announced a brand-new Wallace & Gromit adventure.
From the creative mind of Nick Park, and the first Wallace & Gromit film since the 2008 BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated A Matter of Loaf and Death, the as-yet-untitled new film focuses on Gromit’s concern that Wallace has become over-dependant on his inventions which proves justified when Wallace invents a ‘smart gnome’ that seems to develop a mind of its own.
Charlotte Moore, Chief Content Officer, commented: “It’s incredibly exciting to be taking British audiences on a cracking new adventure with Wallace & Gromit and to be continuing our long relationship with Aardman and Nick Park following the success of Shaun the Sheep this Christmas.”
Sean Clarke, MD of Aardman, added: “Wallace and Gromit are so loved by everyone at Aardman – they’re like family to us, and we couldn’t be more excited to be creating a brand-new film for them to star in. When Nick came up with the concept for a ‘smart gnome’, we all agreed that Wallace would find the idea irresistible – despite warnings from Gromit, who is wise beyond his (dog) years. We’re sure audiences will find the story irresistible too.”
The film, scheduled for Christmas 2024, will premiere on the BBC in the UK, and on Netflix in the rest of the world.
Netflix will also be home to a Chicken Run sequel, titled Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget, in 2023