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 Award® 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 Awards® (The Wrong Trousers, short film [animated], 1993 and A Close Shave, short film [animated], 1995), while two others were nominated for Oscars® (A Grand Day Out, short film [animated], 1990 and A Matter of Loaf and Death, short film [animated], 2009). Wallace & Gromit were also the stars of the theatrical film The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. 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. This character originated in the award-winning short film, A Close Shave, and is a popular television series and Lionsgate DVD star as well.
Wallace & Gromit's World of Invention sees world-renowned inventor Wallace and his faithful sidekick (turned camera dog) Gromit turn their hand to presenting for the very first time, hosting a six-part series from the basement of 62 West Wallaby Street. They take an enthusiastic look at some real life cracking contraptions, from gadgets that help around the home to the mind-boggling world of space travel and much more in between.
"Home Sweet Home"
"Getting from A to B"
"Nature Knows Best"
"Reach for the Sky"
"Better Safe than Sorry"
"Come to Your Senses"
Your World of Invention - Build six of your own cracking contraptions!