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Wallace and Gromit

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Wallace and Gromit

Doing more to improve the image of the English world-wide than any officially appointed ambassadors, Wallace and Gromit are the epitome of the English character. Wallace is a soft-hearted, eccentric inventor with a passion for cheese, Gromit his faithful canine companion (really the brains of the outfit). Wallace and Gromit first appeared in 1989 in A Grand Day Out and have featured in four further films: The Wrong Trousers (1993), A Close Shave (1995), Cracking Contraptions (2002) and their first full length feature, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005). They (and all the other much-loved characters such as Feathers, the evil penguin and Shaun the sheep) are hand sculpted plasticine models – if you look closely you can sometimes see the finger prints of the artists who made them!

Photo © and TM Aardman Animations Ltd 2005. All Rights Reserved.

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Quintessentially english. Stilton, wensleydale, tea, crackers...

Jason Ryan


Wallace and Gromit are not only iconic in their own right - they have pre-empted this site by surrounding themselves with English icons . . cream crackers, gas cookers, Austin A35s, scullery doors . . . the list goes on and on. Meta-iconic, in a word.
Andrew Zeyfert


Cracking!
Sue Fahey


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My nomination is the garden shed.

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