Wallace & Grommet RIP

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by EGT, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. zelmo macrumors 603

    zelmo

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2004
    Location:
    Mac since 7.5
    #2
    A true shame. Have to give props to Nick Park. Hard for people to keep perspective in times like this.
    I wonder what caused the fire...
     
  2. iGav macrumors G3

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2002
    #3
    Who gives a stuff about Wallace and Gromit.

    Poor Morph... :eek: :(
     
  3. mpw Guest

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2004
    #4
    Poor Morph my arse! Apparently it was him who burnt the place down.
    It seems he's been consumed by jealousy over Wallace’s success(Gromit’s been OK but Wallace has been all ego since the wrong trousers and pissing all the other models off round Ardman’s studios). He’s been drinking heavily and dropped of with a lit cigarette in his little box last night.

    Sad really, those close to him tried to get him to talk about his feelings but of course he couldn’t. :(
     
  4. iGav macrumors G3

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2002
    #5
    Really? I heard it was that evil bastard Chaz. ;)
     
  5. crap freakboy macrumors 6502a

    crap freakboy

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2002
    Location:
    nar in Gainsborough, me duck
    #6
    bet you it Mr.Bennet or Tony Hart that put Chaz up to it.
     
  6. iGav macrumors G3

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2002
    #7
    Either that, or the Creature Comforts turned the thermostat up. heheh
     
  7. mpw Guest

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2004
    #8
    "...the beauty of burning plasticine is it's so turn on and off-abl......oh bugger"
    ***retreats into shell***
     
  8. devilot Moderator emeritus

    devilot

    Joined:
    May 1, 2005
    #9
    That is so heart breaking... all those hours spent on classic figurines. All those thousands and thousands of sets of clay eye balls-- gone. Er, anyway. That is really sad though. *sniff* Shaun the sheep is no more. And poor poor Grommit. :(
     
  9. kiwi-in-uk macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2004
    Location:
    AU
  10. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2004
    Location:
    Andover, MA
    #11
    Wouldn't the fire - like a kiln - bake them into eternal solidity? Like soldiers guarding Shi Huangdi's tomb, are they not now immortal, no longer wilting under the slightest touch? Is this not the spiritual goal of any lump of clay?

    I say we accept their passing from the world of the amorphous solid to that of rigid solidity (no, not intentionally sounding like a Viagra ad here).
     
  11. KingSleaze macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2004
    Location:
    So. Cal
    #12
    Plasticine, unlike clay.....

    liquifies when heated, where the moisture is removed from clay and it becomes hard.
     
  12. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2004
    Location:
    Andover, MA
    #13
    Ah, then, well...

    *** weeps ***
     
  13. jdechko macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2004
    #14
    I guess im wondering why something like that wasnt kept in a fire (proof or resistant) safe at night, just in case of something like a fire.
     
  14. iGav macrumors G3

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2002
    #15
    I once had the pleasure of been taken around the Henson's Creature Workshop in Camden, and they seemed quite lapse about the safety and security of their 'creatures' too. :eek:
     
  15. joepunk macrumors 68030

    joepunk

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2004
    Location:
    a profane existence
    #16
    This is truly sad to hear. I hope that it was an accident and not some arsonist. First the earthquake in Kashmire/Pakistan and now this :(
     
  16. Applespider macrumors G4

    Applespider

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2004
    Location:
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    #17
    So, how long before a puddle of charred melted plasticine turns up on eBay?

    I think Morph (or at least one of him) might be safe though since there was a report in last week's Metro about someone who had bought him at auction for £1400... and taken delivery
     
  17. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2004
    Location:
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    #18
    Cracking toast, Gromit... :eek:

    It's a real shame – although according to the BBC at least, the premises that went up in smoke was a warehouse containing the company archives and memorabilia – the studios themselves are located in another part of Bristol, so at least future production is unaffected.
     

Share This Page