Huzzah! Variety reports Aardman Animation’s Wallace & Gromit are back at work, with a new film to be shown on BBC1 at Christmas next year.
Trouble at’ Mill, co-written by Nick Park and Bob Baker, sees Wallace and Gromit open a bakery but Wallace again becomes sidetracked by a love interest, Piella Bakewell. With his master distracted, Gromit is left to solve a murder.
The film, which is the same length as productions such as The Wrong Trousers goes into production at Aardman’s Bristol base inin January and will run for 30 minutes and
“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 five years to complete,” Park told the BBC. “Trouble at’ Mill will be so much quicker to make, and I can’t wait to get back into production.
“It’s nice to be out of that feature film pressure now. I’m making this for myself again and the people who love Wallace and Gromit.”
• There’s an interview-style short film about the new project on Wallaceandgromit.com and Aardman will be delivering regular video blogs from the Aardman crew as the production progresses.