The current Wallace & Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman exhibition at the Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI) is a fun few hours as you escape into this bizarre world of animation.
Kerrie and I total enjoyed ourselves yesterday seeing how some of these characters that we new so well came to life and also making our own little clay animation – a take on the Day of the Triffids as my cure little man was eaten by Kerrie’s evil plant!!!
The clay characters were larger than what we expected and we guess they needed to be larger to be able to mould the various expressions and movements. It was fascinating to see how such simple characters could represent such expressions.
The sets were elaborate and the detail within them showed the amount of time that goes into make such animated films. It was also fascinating to see the scene sketches and notes made on these that highlight the thinking process and the attention to detail applied.
It is worth the visit and a fun few hours especially as these characters are so familiar to us all.