Blu-ray, DVD Release: Wallace & Gromit’s World of Invention

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 13, 2012
Price: DVD $14.98, Blu-ray $14.99
Studio: Lionsgate


Wallace & Gromit's World of Invention scene

The boys are back in Wallace & Gromit's World of Invention.

Aardman Animation of England’s beloved stop-motion characters Wallace and Gromit return in Wallace & Gromit’s World of Invention, a six-part BBC-1 comedy television series originally broadcast in November 2010.

In this series of adventures, British inventor Wallace and his faithful canine sidekick-turned-cameradog Gromit take an enthusiastic look at some bizarre real-life inventions, from gadgets that help around the home to the mind-boggling world of space travel. Needless to say, not everything goes smoothly as they present the stuff from their laboratory/TV studio/basement at their home on West Wallaby Street.

The Wallace & Gromit franchise has been going strong for more than two decades. During this time, two of its shorts — 1993’s The Wrong Trousers and 1995’s and A Close Shave — won Academy Awards for Best Animated Short Film, while another pair garnered Oscar nominations. The animated duo also starred in the well-received 2005 theatrical movie The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

Timed to the release of Aardman Animations and Sony Pictures Animation’s new stop-motion theatrical film The Pirates! Band of Misfits, the Blu-ray and DVD of the TV show also includes the bonus feature “Your World of Invention,” which provides details on how viewers can construct six of their own contraptions.

Check out the BBC’s trailer:

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.