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Cracking Contraptions
Crackingcontraptions
Directed by Loyd Price,
Christopher Sadler
Produced by Harry Linden,
Peter Lord
Written by Merlin Crossingham,
Seamus Malone,
Nick Park,
Loyd Price,
Christopher Sadler,
Mike Salter
Distributed by Atom Films, BBC
Release date 2003
Running time 17 minutes total
Preceded by A Close Shave (1995)
Followed by The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

Wallace and Gromit's Cracking Contraptions is a series of ten Wallace & Gromit shorts varying in length from 1 to 3 minutes. Each episode features one of Wallace's new inventions and Gromit's skeptical reaction to it. The series was produced and released in 2003 by Warner Bros.

The series is now available free on iTunes, the The Amazing World of Wallace and Gromit official Wallace and Gromit website[1], as well as the official Aardman YouTube channel[2], on Hulu[3] and on Toons.tv.

Most of the background music in Cracking Contraptions is a remix of a song in A Grand Day Out.

Episodes

  1. The Soccamatic
  2. The Tellyscope
  3. The Autochef
  4. The Snoozatron
  5. The Turbo Diner
  6. The Bully Proof Vest
  7. The 525 Crackervas
  8. A Christmas Cardomatic
  9. The Snowmanotron
  10. Shopper 13

Characters

Credits

  • Directed by: Christopher Sadler, Loyd Price
  • Executive Producers: Peter Lord, David Sproxton
  • Associate Producers: Sean Clarke, Carla Shelley
  • Music Composition by: Richard Stone, Jullian Nott
  • Editor: Andrew Ward
  • Directors Of Photography: Liam Owen, Dave McCormick
  • Animation Directors: Merlin Crossingham, Andy Symanowski, Ian Whitlock
  • Animators: Terry Brain, Dug Calder, Mike Cottee, Darren Thompson
  • Assistant Animators: Maria Hopkinson Hassell, Alison Evans
  • Story Artists: Michael Salter, Sylvia Bennion
  • Visual Development: Nick Park, Christopher Sadler, Lloyd Price
  • Visual Effects And Animation By: Industrial Light And Magic
  • Compositors: Steve Box, Michael Salter, Merlin Crossingham
  • Model Makers: Ian Whitlock, Andy Symanowski, Jay Grace
  • CGI Animation: Seamus Malone, Peter Lord, Dick Hansom
  • Produced by: Sylvia Bennion, Jane Kite
  • Voice of Wallace: Peter Sallis
  • Special Thanks To: Vic Finch, Anne Wood, Andrew Davenport, Peter Lord, Nick Park

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