Aardman Animation’s breakthrough stop-motion series about a cheese-loving inventor and his genius dog gets the Hollywood restoration it deserves — right before its clever sheep comes calling stateside.
On Friday, August 7, Wallace and Gromit’s four beloved shorts, restored by Aardman and the Academy Film Archive, make their world premiere at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in Beverly Hills. Tickets to “Wallace and Gromit Restored,” part of AMPAS’s annual Marc Davis Celebration of Animation, cost between $3-5. The event will also feature a discussion about the production of the shorts with Aardman co-founder Dave Sproxton and Wallace & Gromit cinematographer Dave Alex Riddett. (Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park, who is currently directing the Aardman feature Early Man, will sadly be absent from the event.)