From Aardman Animations, see beloved British inventor Wallace and his loyal friend Gromit in their return to the television screen as Lionsgate releases the complete Wallace & Gromit’s World of Invention six-part series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in March. The title contains the complete six-part BBC1 TV series, and features Wallace as host introducing viewers to a number of amazing, real-world contraptions. Available for the first time in the U.S., the title is the first new Wallace & Gromit animation since the Academy AwardÂ® nominated animated short film, A Matter of Loaf & Death (2009). Timed to the release of Aardman Animations and Sony Pictures Animation’s new stop-motion theatrical film The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Wallace & Gromit’s World of Invention will be available on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on March 13, 2012 for the suggested retail price of $14.99 and $14.98, respectively.
The Wallace & Gromit franchise has been going strong for more than 20 years. During this time, two of its short films won Academy AwardsÂ® (The Wrong Trousers, short film [animated], 1993 and A Close Shave, short film [animated], 1995), while two others were nominated for OscarsÂ® (A Grand Day Out, short film [animated], 1990 and A Matter of Loaf and Death, short film [animated], 2009). Â Wallace & Gromit were also the stars of the theatrical film The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.Â In the past six years alone, the beloved series and movie has sold more than four million DVDs. The Wallace & Gromit franchise also launched another Aardman Animations creation, Shaun the Sheep.Â This character originated in the award-winning short film, A Close Shave, and is a popular television series and Lionsgate DVD star as well.