Live-Action Version Of Wallace And Gromit Is The Stuff Of Nightmares

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In this day and age of CGI, I’d like to think we’ve all gotten used to a certain degree of “uncanny valley” in adaptations of familiar animated characters.

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To be clear: what we have here is not CGI, but sort of very…tactile…foam-type costumes approximating Wallace & Gromit as animated in clay by Nick Park. Somewhere, deep within all that rubber or silicone or whatever, are actual human eyes staring out.

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Human eyes that stare out, as if to silently plead: “help me. please.”

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This is no official live-action adaptation of Wallace And Gromit, however—but rather, a parody sketch running on the Lenny Henry Christmas Show from 1995 entitled “The Right Trousers” (because the original W&G short was called “The Wrong Trousers,” natch).

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Parody or no, this sketch is pretty dead-on perfect in terms of mimicking the Wallace And Gromit tone and style…to the point where some have actually believed this was a “test pilot” for an actual live-action show.

But even in a world where we have The Polar Express and that Cats movie…this may be too much.

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