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Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Wallace, Gromit, 2005
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The duo Wallace & Gromit are coming back! The UK stop-motion animated characters are coming out with a new film that will be available on the BBC and BBC iPlayer this Christmas and later on Netflix. The new movie is titled Vengeance Most Fowl and is bringing back a character that hasn’t been seen since the ’90s.

Supervillain Feathers McGraw is back for revenge. He hasn’t been seen since the 1993 short The Wrong Trousers. In Vengeance Most Fowl, Gromit becomes worried about Wallace and how dependent he is on his inventions, especially when one of them develops a mind of its own and starts wreaking havoc.

Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Director Nick Park, 2005

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The cast includes Ben Whitehead, Peter Kay, Lauren Patel, Reece Shearsmith and cameos from Diane Morgan, Adjoa Andoh, and Sir Lenny Henry. The creator of Wallace & Gromit and director of the movie, Nick Park said, “I’d had the idea of a film about garden gnomes turning bad for more than a decade, but I could never work out what made them bad. It occurred to me that the single most asked question I get when I meet fans is, will the penguin Feathers McGraw, Wallace and Gromit’s original antagonist from The Wrong Trousers 30 years ago, ever return?”

He continued, “We’ve had fun bringing him back in cameo capacities but now, three decades on, it felt like the right time. Then it hit me: What if Feathers was involved with these gnomes? We’re hoping that this film will appeal to fans of ‘Gnome Noir’ everywhere and that people will be gratified when they see what Feathers has been up to since The Wrong Trousers.“

A Grand Day Out with Wallace and Gromit from left: Wallace, Gromit, 1989

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The first Wallace & Gromit film, A Grand Day Out, premiered in 1989 and spawned several sequels in the 1990s and 2000s. The franchise, with films, television series and more, centers on Wallace, an eccentric but kind inventor and Gromit, his anthropomorphic beagle, who graduated from “Dogwarts University.” Who is your favorite: Wallace or Gromit?

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