With the Gemini Print focus on sustainable environmental management, the societies internationally acclaimed work creating a sustainable future for wildlife and people is an important partnership. One aspect of the team’s project work with Bristol Zoo supports their aim to develop integrated learning – educating us all to embrace wildlife conservations and understand more about animal welfare in addition to the zoo-based and field conservation of threatened animal and plant species.
Another international Bristol-based success is Aardman Animations founded in 1972 by animators Peter Lord and David Sproxton. Their first project was creating animated sequences for deaf children for the BBC series Vision On. After many successes which included the use of Plasticine modelling clay figures, in 1989 the Aardman team created Wallace and Gromit and produced A Grand Day Out followed by the Oscar-winning The Wrong Trousers (1993 and A Close Shave (1995).
The comical pair of friends: Wallace being a naïve English inventor with a love of cheese and his best friend, the intelligent dog Gromit have headed for Bristol Zoo Gardens this summer to help everyone discover what it takes to be a zookeeper.
Bristol Zoo Gardens told Gemini Print:
David Sproxton, the co-founder of Aardman, said:
Rob Page, Managing Director of the Bristol-based Gemini Print West, said:
The Wallace & Gromit trail will run throughout the summer and into the autumn until October 13. A splendid way for Aardman Animations to celebrate the 30th anniversary for Wallace & Gromit’s first adventure, A Grand Day Out.