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Creating Wallace and Gromit

Director/producer Nick Park is the three-time Academy Award-winning creator of the much-loved animated British characters Wallace and Gromit.

Park's newest film, Wallace and Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, is now in theaters. Park won his first Oscar for the animated short Creature Comforts. He went on to make The Wrong Trousers, A Close Shave and the full-length feature Chicken Run.

We also hear from Peter Lord, chairman and co-founder of the Aardman clay animation studios, where Park created his short films featuring Wallace and Gromit.

Original air date: June 19, 2000.

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