Nick Park, creator of Wallace & Gromit, today announced that Aardman is working on a brand new Wallace & Gromit film.

The award winning creator of the cheese loving duo posted the information via video blog at Unlike their successful feature outing, Curse of the Were Rabbit, the new film will be a half-hour. The new film, Trouble At’ Mill, joins A Close Shave and The Wrong Trousers in the half-hour category. Nick says on the blog, “I love making films for the cinema but the production of Chicken Run and Curse of the Were-Rabbit were virtually back to back and each film took 5 years to complete, Trouble At’ Mill will be so much quicker to make and I can’t wait to get back into production.”

The site describes the new film as follows: “Wallace and Gromit have a brand new business. The conversion of 62 West Wallaby Street is complete and impressive, the whole house is now a granary with ovens and robotic kneading arms. Huge mixing bowls are all over the place and everything is covered with a layer of flour. On the roof is a ‘Wallace patent-pending’ old-fashioned windmill. The transformation is perfect.

Although business is booming, Gromit is concerned by the news that 12 local bakers have ‘disappeared’ this year – but Wallace isn’t worried. He’s too distracted and ‘dough-eyed’ in love with local beauty and bread enthusiast, Piella Bakewell, to be of much help.

While they enjoy being the ‘Toast of the Town’, Gromit, with his master’s life in jeopardy, must be the sleuth and solve the escalating murder mystery – in what quickly becomes a ‘Matter of Loaf and Death’.”

I don’t know about all of you, but I’m pretty darned excited! I fell in love with his short films when I was younger and had a claygasm when the film came out. Parks’ team over at Aardman have been doing something right all these years and I’m sure they’re going to keep on doing it. Expect to see the new adventure Christmas of ‘08. Crackin’ toast, Gromit!

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