Wallace & Gromit set for epic film return as BBC announces first new movie in 16 years

WALLACE & Gromit are returning to the screen once more – more than a decade since their last special A Matter Of Loaf And Death aired.

The comedy franchise is set for a comeback as the BBC confirmed a new spin-off is in the works and set for Christmas 2024.

The spin-off will come from the creative team at Aardman, who are also behind the popular children's TV series Shaun The Sheep. 

The mischievous pair have become British cultural icons and are regular fixtures on festive TV schedules, with fans never tiring of the repeats.

For the first time, the broadcaster has teased details of what can be expected when Wallace & Gromit finally make a long-awaited comeback. 

The new film focuses on Gromit’s concern that Wallace has become over-dependant on his inventions which proves justified when Wallace invents a “smart gnome” that seems to develop a mind of its own.

As events spiral out of control, it falls to Gromit to put aside his qualms and battle sinister forces or Wallace may never be able to invent again.

The Wallace and Gromit franchise is highly decorated, having won three Oscars for The Wrong Trousers, A Close Shave and The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

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It comes just a few months after Nick Park – who invented the characters – got the pleasure of unveiling a statue of the pair in his hometown of Preston.

Inspired by The Wrong Trousers film, the sculpture was installed by Preston Markets back in September.

The film will premiere on the BBC and on Netflix in 2024.

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