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Last Updated: Friday November 13 2009 07:46 GMT

Our grand day out with Wallace and Gromit!

Press Packers William and Elen
Press Packers William and Elen

Press Packers William and Elen watched a special version of the first Wallace and Gromit film as part of the London Film Festival and talk to their creator, Nick Park.

They tell us all about it:

"At the end of October we went to the BFI Southbank in London to see a new and improved version of A Grand Day Out, the first Wallace and Gromit film.

This was to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film's first screening on Channel 4.

After watching the film, there was a question and answer session with the creator of Wallace and Gromit, Nick Park.


He revealed lots of interesting things, such as how his first design of Gromit was a cat, but he found it easier to make a dog!

Also, that the dog started out as a talking dog but ended up using his eyebrows to express himself.

When Nick was a child he wanted to become an illustrator for the comic Beano and an inventor.

Recently he has been the guest editor of the Beano and of course he created Wallace and Gromit, so in a way his dream has come true.

The film itself is amazing, very funny and a real animation classic. When asked about the possibility of there being another Wallace and Gromit episode Nick hinted that there might be, but we cannot be sure.

Overall it truly was a Grand Day Out!"

William, 11 and Elen, 9, London

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