Off the beaten clay path

At Walmart last weekend we found some good films for $5, which is about as much as it costs to rent them from a video rental outfit (other than Netflix, where we get most of our rented DVDs). One of them was Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the were rabbit.

For those who don’t know, Wallace & Gromit follow the adventures of an inventor and his dog. The videos and films are created via stop motion claymation. We watched the Curse for the second time yesterday and I loved seeing fingerprints on the characters! Tried to find an image with this handmade evidence via Google to no avail, so I guess you’ll just have to rent the film and see for yourself.



About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at

2 Responses to Off the beaten clay path

  1. Tim J. says:

    Nick Park is a genius on the level of Pixar, both in terms of craft and in attention to the importance of the Story. A joy to watch, though I prefer the short Wallace & Gromit films to “Were Rabbit”.

    Yes, the fingerprints are delightful.

    Park is also responsible for one of our all-time favorite family films, “Chicken Run”.

    • pcNielsen says:

      Agree, the shorts are a little better. Not sure about Chicken Run though. Remember watching it, don’t remember it though as anything special.

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