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Wallace & Gromit face McGraw again in new Christmas film – TVovermind

Wallace & Gromit will face their arch enemy, the evil Penguin Feathers McGrawwhen they return this Christmas in a new feature-length film, the BBC has confirmed. The 70-minute adventure, titled Revenge, most poultryThe iconic duo will face off against their arch-enemy, last seen in the Oscar-winning 1993 short film The wrong pants.

I've had the idea of ​​bringing him back for a while and have always thought about writing this story around the return of this character.

The film's creator and director, Nick Park, talked about how he decided to bring McGraw back after fans of the series asked if the character would ever return.

Wallace & Gromit: In the new Christmas film they compete against McGraw again

Prepared by Aardman AnimationsIt is the couple's first appearance since 2008 A question of bread and death. Wallace and Gromit films are a staple of Christmas television programming. The debut film, A great day– about Wallace's decision to fly to the moon (because he thought it was made of cheese) – aired on Channel 4 on Christmas Eve 1990.

The follow-up measures The wrong pantswas broadcast by the BBC on Boxing Day 1993. Cracking Contraptions, a series of 10 short stop-motion animations, aired on the BBC in 2002. In 2010, the duo were immortalized on a series of Christmas stamps.

Wallace & Gromit: In the new Christmas film they compete against McGraw again

The Return of the Feathers McGraw

In the new film, the evil penguin seeks revenge on the inventor Wallace and his faithful beagle GromitIn a teaser trailer released Thursday, McGraw is seen leaving a prison cell after being handed his possessions – including the red rubber glove he wore in the 1993 film to disguise himself as a chicken before revealing his true nature.

Wallace & Gromit: In the new Christmas film they compete against McGraw again

Nick Park spoke at length about his creative journey:Then I had an idea: what if Feathers had something to do with these gnomes? We hope this film will appeal to fans of gnome noir everywhere.

An all-star cast is added

Ben Whitehead voices the role of Wallace, while Peter Kay will play PC Albert Mackintosh in the new film. The comedian was previously seen in The Curse of the Giant Rabbit. Reece Shearsmith, famous for his roles in Inside No. 9 And The League of Gentlemenjoins the cast along with Everybody's Talking About Jamie actress Lauren Patel.

Wallace & Gromit: In the new Christmas film they compete against McGraw again

The film also stars Motherland actress and comedian Diane Morgan, Bridgerton actress Adjoa Andoh and comedian and actor Sir Lenny Henry. Adding to the excitement among fans is Ben Whitehead's voice role as Wallace, following Peter Sallis' tenure.

The holiday release plan

Wallace & Gromit: In the new Christmas film they compete against McGraw again

This holiday season, families can look forward to: Revenge, most poultry on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK this Christmas – a treat that follows a long tradition of festive Wallace and Gromit premieres. Those living outside the UK can turn to Netflix to catch the popular claymation duo's latest escapade.