Simply cracking! Wallace and Gromit arrive at Aberdeen
Feb 03, 2010
Shell’s sponsorship enables 3,000 local pupils to visit for free
From 29th January until 18th April, visitors to the Satrosphere Science Centre will be able to gain a fascinating behind-the-scenes insight into the science and magic of animation at the Shell-sponsored ‘Animated Adventures’ exhibition featuring Wallace and Gromit.
The exhibition contains seven original sets used in the making of the hugely popular Aardman and DreamWorks feature film, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Visitors can take a sneak peek inside Lady Tottington’s luxurious home, see Wallace and Gromit’s bunny-laden basement and get a closer look at Wallace’s Anti-Pesto van. They can even see how the furry buck-toothed Were-rabbit was constructed in a stage by stage display.
‘Animated Adventures’ takes visitors on an interactive journey through the full animation process from storyboards to post production. Budding animators can find out how the world’s top graphic designers create their on-screen characters through a fun and engaging mix of hands-on exhibits, mini documentaries, sets, character models and graphic pods.
Shell’s sponsorship of the exhibition also includes school visits enabling 3,000 pupils from Aberdeen City and Shire to visit for free. Steve Harris, Head of Communications at Shell, Aberdeen commented: “Creating opportunities for young people to be inspired by technical challenges is at the heart of our sponsorship programme. We hope that by bringing ‘Animated Adventures’ to Aberdeen we may kick-start an interest which will eventually lead to a career in science and engineering.”
Further information can be found on the Satrosphere Science Centre website,