Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park has created a ‘cracking’ short film to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The one-minute short features the haphazard animated duo preparing to mark the royal celebrations.
They have already received the royal seal of approval, with the Duchess of Cornwall revealing that the pair are her husband’s “favourite people in the world”.
Bristol-based animator Nick and Aardman Studios teamed up with the National Trust to make the film, A Jubilee Bunt-a-thon.
The mini-movie, which features Wallace and Gromit scaling ladders to hoist the bunting up around a magnificent Trust manor, will be shown at 14 National Trust locations. A behind-the-scenes documentary will also be screened at the Trust’s Jubilee parties.
Nick said: “I have to pinch myself when I think how far Wallace and Gromit have come. From ideas in my head, to ‘film stars’ working with great organisations such as the National Trust, which the nation holds dear to its heart.”
He added: “The National Trust has a special place in my heart from a childhood memory of completing a paint-by-numbers at Stourhead, to Montacute House, on which we based Tottington Hall in the Curse Of The Were-rabbit.”
National Trust sites showing the Wallace and Gromit film at the Jubilee parties on June 4 are: Wallington in Northumberland; Beningbrough Hall in York; Belton in Grantham; Attingham in Shrewsbury; Powis Castle in Wales; Penrhyn Castle in Bangor; Basildon Park in Reading; Morden Hall Park in London; Tyntesfield in Bristol; Felbrigg Hall in Norwich; Anglesey Abbey in Cambridge; Springhill in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland; and Castle Ward in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland.
It will be shown at Quarry Bank Mill, Cheshire, on July 15.