‘Wallace and Gromit’ Creators Go Stop Motion for Book Trailer

By Patrick Coffee 

We still can’t quite wrap our heads around the simple concept of book trailers.

That said, this short from Aardman Animations–the studio behind “Wallace and Gromit”–reminds us why stop motion animation will never get old:

We can’t promise that we’ll actually buy and/or read the book in question, though the fact that this city mouse-to-country mouse memoir involves “Abbie’s Liverpudlian grandparents — dedicated followers of Liberace, sleek in scented mohair and patent leather” certainly makes it more intriguing.


We’re not Luddites or anything. It’s just that, despite all the digital tools every production studio has on hand, there’s something to be said for the evident handiwork of stop motion animation and View Finders.

(Can you tell how much we loved the LEGO movie?)

Studio: Aardman Animations
Director: Darren Dubicki
Camera and Rigging: Nathan Sale and Adam Cook
Audio: Dan Hembury and Dam Brown