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Wallace and Gromit vs. Spiderman by Simon Sharwood
July 5, 2007, 11:08 pm
Filed under: Family, What we are watching on TV

School holidays here this week, which has meant we relax our usual ‘no TV in the morning’ rule.

We laid in the DVD of the three Wallace and Grommit shorts to help out and they have been a colossal hit. We’ve just about worn a hole in the DVD!

The kids have been transfixed.

I put it down to the fact that the low-dialogue style makes them watch more closely because they cannot just let the noise and movement tell the story. And I love the fact Nick Park uses so much film language. I feel like W&G are teaching the kids about media even while they entertain themselves!

Nicest of all, the kids have even developed a W&G game, which involves sitting on the couch reading a newspaper. Spiderman might work for a newspaper, but how often does he read it?