Cast and Crew: Nick Park (Writer/Director/Cinematography/Animator); John Phillips Sousa (Composer, “Honors March”)
What It’s About: Wallace (Peter Sallis), a mild-mannered Englishman with a penchant for Rube Goldberg style inventions, and his loyal (and intelligent) dog Gromit run out of cheese. The solution is a trip to the moon in Wallace’s homemade rocket for a spot of lunar cheese.
Why Watch it Today?: It’s National Inventor’s Day, a holiday first declared by Ronald Reagan in 1983. Wallace is one of film’s most whimsical inventors, appearing in award-winning animated shorts (and eventually a feature film), beginning with today’s selection.
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