It’s a ‘who-doughnut?’ mystery Gromit!
Bristol, 3rd October 2007: Today, fans throughout the world can see Nick Park talking about Wallace and Gromit’s forthcoming new film. Within an interview style short film, available only on the internet, Nick reveals that the plasticine duo’s new adventure will be made for TV.
Trouble At’ Mill will join multi award winning The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave as a TV half hour.
The film can be viewed exclusively at www.wallaceandgromit.com from today Wednesday, 3rd October.
Trouble At’ Mill, to be shown on BBC1, is in pre-production now, shooting starts in January, it will be finished for Autumn/Christmas 08. All production will take place at the Aardman studios in Bristol.
After the incredible success of Curse of The Were-Rabbit Nick is delighted to return to the 30 minute format, "I love making films for the cinema but the production of Chicken Run and Curse of the Were-Rabbit were virtually back to back and each film took 5 years to complete, Trouble At’ Mill will be so much quicker to make and I can’t wait to get back into production." The new film will reunite Nick with writer Bob Baker who co-wrote both The Wrong Trousers and
A Close Shave.
Wallace and Gromit have a brand new business. The conversion of 62 West Wallaby Street is complete and impressive, the whole house is now a granary with ovens and robotic kneading arms. Huge mixing bowls are all over the place and everything is covered with a layer of flour. On the roof is a ‘Wallace patent-pending’ old-fashioned windmill. The transformation is perfect.
Although business is booming, Gromit is concerned by the news that 12 local bakers have ‘disappeared’ this year – but Wallace isn’t worried. He’s too distracted and ‘dough-eyed’ in love with local beauty and bread enthusiast, Piella Bakewell, to be of much help.
While they enjoy being the ‘Toast of the Town’, Gromit, with his master’s life in jeopardy, must be the sleuth and solve the escalating murder mystery - in what quickly becomes a ‘Matter of Loaf and Death’.
Nick Park models Piella Bakewell ©Aardman Animations
Gromit juggles chores in the bakehouse
Fans will be able to visit www.wallaceandgromit.com to follow the progress of the production via a video blog filmed by the crew. The blog will reveal many of the day to day production techniques at the Aardman studio. Fans can enter a special competition at www.wallaceandgromit.com to be the first to see the completed film at a special preview hosted by Nick Park.
For more information please call +44 207 706 1046
Arthur Sheriff Aardman - Head of Communications