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Technology The creators of ‘Wallace and Gromit’ are making a Netflix musical

14:05  22 november  2019
14:05  22 november  2019 Source:   engadget.com

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Robin Robin is an animated musical short that will be arriving on Netflix in time for Christmas 2020, focusing on a lost bird who ends up being raised by a The creators and directors are Dan Ojari (Slow Derek) and Mikey Please (The Eagleman Stag), with Helen Argo ( Wallace & Gromit 's Musical

Netflix uses cookies for personalization, to customize its online advertisements, and for other purposes. Working as experts in pest removal, Wallace and Gromit stumble upon a voracious monster that threatens to ruin the annual veggie-growing contest.

A traditional part of many a British Christmas is gathering around the TV to watch an Aardman stop-motion production, like beloved series Wallace and Gromit, Shaun the Sheep or Chicken Run. The studio has had a long-standing partnership with the BBC, but recently Netflix stepped in to bring that holiday experience to more people.

Robin Robin is an animated musical short that will be arriving on Netflix in time for Christmas 2020, focusing on a lost bird who ends up being raised by a family of mice. The creators and directors are Dan Ojari (Slow Derek) and Mikey Please (The Eagleman Stag), with Helen Argo (Wallace & Gromit's Musical Marvels) producing.

Wallace and Gromit's 30th anniversary gets a commemorative coin

  Wallace and Gromit's 30th anniversary gets a commemorative coin It features an inscription saying "cracking cheese" in Latin.Wallace and Gromit debuted in 1989 with the first film, A Grand Day Out. It was followed by The Wrong Trousers in 1993, A Close Shave in 1995, Cracking Contraptions in 2002, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit in 2005 and A Matter of Loaf and Death 2008. Starring an inventor and his canine companion, the movies saw the two travel to the moon for cheese, tangle with an evil penguin and be framed for a criminal sheep-rustling operation. The series of movies have won Oscars and BAFTA awards.

Gromit was a cat, Wallace had a moustache, and their first adventure was meant to be like Star Wars – but with cheese. Nick Park and Peter Lord on creating a British classic.

Wallace is an inventor, the main protagonist and half of the title duo of " Wallace & Gromit ". He delights in creating elaborate contraptions that often don't work as intended. He is a self-proclaimed genius, evident from his exclamation when he discovers Hutch's borrowed skill

Creating a musical is a departure for Aardman, though the studio's humorous stop-motion style is surely a good match for some jaunty tunes. "There's something about animation and music that has such a guttural impact on you when you see things syncing in time to music," the studio's executive creative director, Sarah Cox, told The Guardian. "Aardman hasn't really embraced that yet."

The launch of the project on Netflix instead of the BBC is unexpected, though Aardman's managing director, Sean Clarke, told The Guardian the aim of this choice was to reach a wider audience. While the BBC has massive reach in the UK, Netflix can promote content across most of the globe. That said, Clarke did confirm the studio would continue to work with the BBC in future.

One more change that may shock long-term fans is a move away from Plasticine as the base material for Aardman's figures. Instead, figures like the lead character, Robin, will be made of resin with an armature inside, covered in felt. Cox assured fans that despite the changes, the short will feel "reassuringly Aardman in its sensibility."

Netflix

Netflix is giving Line's cute mascots their own animated series .
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