Video: Exclusive Behind The Scenes Footage Of Wallace And Gromit

Posted on: 28 July 2009 by Gareth Hargreaves

This exclusive footage reveals the painstaking attention to detail and expertise that goes into creating a Wallace And Gromit production.

This exclusive footage has gone behind the scenes of their latest commercial venture ‘Crazy For Ewe’.

It reveals the painstaking attention to detail and expertise that goes into creating a Wallace and Gromit production. 

For all those fans and lovers of the famous duo, this is a perfect opportunity to hear how they are brought to life, with Aardman director Merlin Crossingham revealing all.

A few cheesy facts about the production:

  • Gromit’s knitting is real and was knitted with cocktail sticks
  • The West Wallaby Street set was 32 feet long (the longest exterior Aardman has made for a commercial)
  • To make the dust, a billowing mixture of flour and talc was filmed with a live action camera at twice normal speed and then layered onto the screen
  • There are 30 sheep in the ceiling drop shot, 13 in the exterior and 23 in the end shot
  • Each sheep is individually animated by the animator
  • The black sheep comes from the same mold as the rest of the flock
  • The visible rays of light are computer generated
  • The shot where the ceiling falls took four weeks to complete (two and a half on the studio floor and one and a half in post production)
  • Wallace’s fleecy beard is made from the same fleece as the sheep
  • Look out for the bathroom door sign and cricket painting that were featured in the last commercial in the hallway
  • Please note - No sheep were harmed in the making of the ad! 

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