Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sparking Innovation…The Wallace & Gromit Way - SmartBean

Remember Wallace and Gromit in ‘A Grand Day Out’, and ‘The Curse of the Were Rabbit’, and Wallace’s ingenious gizmos that were so fascinating to watch? Those zany inventions became so popular with fans of W&G that creator Nick Park actually followed up his early movies with Cracking Contraptions – a series of ten Wallace and Gromit stop motion animations in which each episode featured one of Wallace’s new inventions and Gromit’s skeptical reaction to it. These “cracking contraptions” are as much a part of Nick Park’s valuable contributions to the world of clay animation (”claymation”) as the beloved man and dog duo and their adventures.

To read how parents and educators can inspire kids to be inventors and creative innovators, read the rest of the article at SmartBean.

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