Linwood Dunn Theater
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Bring all the wee ones along as the Academy presents encore matinee screenings of the four restored Wallace and Gromit shorts, recommended for children ages 5 and up.
1 pm A Grand Day Out (1990, 23 min.)
Talented but unlucky inventor Wallace travels with his loyal sidekick on a cheese-seeking moon quest. Oscar nominee
1:30 pm The Wrong Trousers (1993, 30 min.)
Wallace’s latest invention – a pair of “Techno Trousers” – leads to danger from penguin supervillain Feathers McGraw. Oscar winner
2 pm Intermission
2:30 pm A Close Shave (1995, 30 min.)
Wallace has a new invention – a Knit-O-Matic machine – and adventure looms as sheep are being rustled and poor Gromit is framed. Look out for Shaun the Sheep in his big-screen debut! Oscar winner
3:05 pm A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008, 29 min.)
Wallace’s Top Bun bakery may be rising but Gromit kneads answers about a stirring murder mystery. Oscar nominee
4 pm Stop-Motion Animation Workshop
Note: The workshop is full at this time. A few spaces may become available at the last minute, so a stand by line will form at the west doors of the building adjacent to the parking lot.
This 90-minute hands-on workshop will offer a small group of participants the opportunity to learn some of the stop-motion animation techniques used by Aardman Animations when making their Wallace and Gromit films. Recommended for children between the ages of 8 and 13. Admission is $10 per child, limited slots available. Instructed by Frank Guttler.