Rainbow Gromit

From Chris Ambidge on Facebook, a story from the BBC for Stonewall Day (today): “Giant Gromit sculptures let loose in Bristol for arts trail”, with this photo:

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Four finished designs by British designers Sir Paul Smith and Cath Kidston, illustrator Simon Tofield and animator Richard Williams were revealed in April

Note the prominent rainbow Gromit in there.

The beginning of the story:

A series of giant Gromit sculptures, decorated by well-known celebrities and artists, are being “unleashed” in Bristol.

Eighty of the 5ft (1.5m) tall models of Aardman’s famous canine character will form a “grand” arts trail.

Designs include those from Sir Quentin Blake, Cath Kidston, One Direction’s Zayn Malik, The Beano and Harry Hill.

They will be on display for 10 weeks before being auctioned off in aid of the Bristol Children’s Hospital.

Thirteen of the sculptures are being moved into their trail locations on Friday, with the rest put in place over the weekend.

To mark the occasion, Nick Park, creator of the Oscar-winning animated characters Wallace and Gromit, will drive the Harbour Steam Train into the City, loaded with a selection of the giant sculptures.

From Wikipedia:

Wallace and Gromit is a British stop motion comedy film series. Created by Nick Park of Aardman Animations, the series consists of four animated short films and a feature-length film.

The series centres on Wallace, an absent-minded inventor and cheese enthusiast, and his companion Gromit, an anthropomorphic intelligent dog. The duo live in Wigan, Greater Manchester, UK. … Gromit remains silent, communicating only through means of facial expressions and body language.

The rainbow Gromit above, seen from another angle here:

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was designed by Richard Williams:

Richard Williams (born March 19, 1933) is a Canadian-British animator. He is best known for serving as animation director on Disney/Amblin’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit and for his unfinished feature film The Thief and the Cobbler. He was also a film title sequence designer and animator; his most famous works in this field included the title sequences to What’s New, Pussycat? (1965) and title and linking sequences in The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968). He also animated the eponymous cartoon feline for two of the later Pink Panther films. (link)

2 Responses to “Rainbow Gromit”

  1. Cappy Says:

    I love the rainbow Gromit!

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