Animated Nights With Wallace & Gromit

Posted on Jul 11 by SEASONS Magazine

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, courtesy photo. 

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, courtesy photo.

Free screenings of Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit will take place on Wednesday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m. at UCSB Campbell Hall and Friday, July 20 at 8:30 p.m. under the stars at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Garden, as part of the summer film series Animated Nights! 

On Friday, there is a pre-screening activity where you can create your own clay figure and use stop-motion apps to record your own stop-motion vignette. The activity takes place from 6:30-8 p.m. on the Fiesta Stage in the County Courthouse Sunken Garden, courtesy of Santa Barbara Public Library. 

For Courthouse outdoor screenings, bring blankets, low-to-the-ground beach chairs, a picnic dinner, and your friends. Filmgoers may begin setting up on the lawn at noon on the day of the Courthouse screenings. Arrive early to find the best spots for this favorite Santa Barbara summer pastime!

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, courtesy photo. 

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, courtesy photo.

Below is a summary of Wallace & Gromit:

There is trouble brewing in the backyard of the daffy, cheese-loving inventor Wallace and his loyal companion, the pragmatic, worry-ridden dog Gromit. The much-loved duo’s latest business venture—a pest-control outfit called Anti-Pesto—is booming. Wallace and Gromit soon land a job from the alluring Lady Tottington to stop a giant rabbit from destroying the town’s crops. In this Academy Award-winning clay-animated adventure, Wallace and Gromit set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual Giant Vegetable Competition, but with only days to go, the enterprising pair finds it hard to manage all the captive rabbits taking over West Wallaby Street. Can Wallace and Gromit save the day? (2005, 85 minutes)

Animated Nights series is presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures and the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture. For more information and a full list of free screenings, call 805/893-3535 or visit www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu. 

Emma Sheridan

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