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Wallace & Gromit: Cracking Contraptions

August 11th, 2008 by Rebecca Harper Editor

Comedy is full of great duos: Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello, Cheech and Chong… In today’s Hulu Days of Summer feature, Wallace & Gromit: Cracking Contraptions, the minds at Aardman Animations put together a similar duo: A daffy inventor, Wallace, and his trusty dog, Gromit.

Gromit plays the straight man to his absent-minded owner, whose seemingly handy gadgets — a device that changes the channel (in “The Tellyscope“) and a robot that makes breakfast (in “The Autochef“), for instance — always seem to backfire. Luckily, the long-suffering dog takes it all in stride, gamely donning a sheep’s costume when Wallace has insomnia in “The Snoozatron” and taking a few hits in “The Soccamatic“.

These plasticine Brits come from the minds of the four-time Academy Award-winning team at Aardman. They had produced 12 stills of Wallace’s wacky inventions for a calendar, so they played off these contraptions to produce these 10 short, stop-animation films for their fans. We are happy to welcome Wallace and Gromit (and all their troublesome contraptions) to Hulu and hope you enjoy.

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