View Full Version : Wallace and Gromit's hometown wants statue

03 March 2006, 09:02 PM
"Fired by news that Wallace and Gromit have won a fourth Oscar for their creator, fans in the pair's hometown called Tuesday for a statue to be erected of the balding cheese lover and his long-suffering canine companion.

Matthew Symonds, a local councilor in Bristol where Nick Park and Aardman Animations created the now-famous pair, said it was time to recognize the contribution that Wallace and Gromit have made to the city in southwest England.
"Everyone loves Wallace and Gromit and everyone I've spoken to on this matter agrees that we should thank Aardman in some way for what they have done for the city," said Symonds."

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03 March 2006, 09:53 PM
Although Aardman are based in the SOuth West (in Bristol) Wallce and Gromit are architypally northern. Nick Park is from Preston and W & Gs hometown is just based on several small pennines towns such as Hebdon Bridge. A stutue to them in anytown where they dont have giant vagetable competitions would be odd. Perhaps Bristol should do a series of Creature Comforts statues, that would be fun.

03 March 2006, 03:07 PM
Lol if they made a statue in bristol.. its would get stolen!

Fedupguy is right, the characters really wouldnt suit bristol, and don't reflect it in any way.

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