After making a stunning debut at the Venice International Film Festival – Venice Immersive and achieving success following its release on Meta Quest, “Wallace & Gromit in The Grand Getaway” secures a PGA Innovation Award nomination, marking a groundbreaking chapter in the fusion of animation with virtual reality innovation.
The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has announced its nominees for the 2024 PGA Innovation Award, recognizing outstanding achievements in new media storytelling. Among the celebrated nominees is “Wallace & Gromit in The Grand Getaway”, a virtual reality masterpiece that showcases the transformative power of VR in entertainment.
Based on the Academy Award®-winning stop-motion comedy franchise created by Nick Park, “Wallace & Gromit in The Grand Getaway” is a VR experience directed by Finbar Hawkins and Bram Ttwheam. Co-produced by Aardman and Atlas V in association with No Ghost and Albyon and distributed by Astrea, it offers an unforgettable virtual reality escapade.
Starting from a golfing holiday which went wrong after the rocket launched, this all-ages journey unfolds across twelve distinct chapters, inviting users to navigate through a cinematic VR environment, played as Wallace, Gromit or Auto-Caddy, the golfing contraption invented by Wallace, enriched with interactive elements that highlight the unique joys and potential of virtual reality. This adventure exemplifies immersive storytelling, showcasing the distinct charm, wit, and creativity synonymous with Wallace & Gromit.
As this beloved animation duo has resonated deeply with audiences, the acclaim for “Wallace & Gromit in The Grand Getaway” underscores its enchanting impact and the faithful revival of the characters’ whimsical world. The experience’s reception not only celebrates the latest escapade of the ingenious duo but also ignites excitement for the future of innovative storytelling. Praised as a nostalgic journey and a unifying force for families, the experience demonstrates its ability to captivate and connect. This two-hour VR adventure, full of unexpected detours and classic antics, not only recreates the cherished universe of Wallace & Gromit but also gives it a new, innovative dimension hinting at a promising horizon brimming with creativity and immersive exploration.
The PGA Awards ceremony, set to honor the industry’s groundbreaking works, will take place on February 25th at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles. There, “Wallace & Gromit in The Grand Getaway” will stand among the most innovative creations in today’s media landscape.
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