1. Nick Park first showed Wallace and Gromit to moviegoers on November 4, 1989. They endeared themselves on "A Grand Day Out", their first short film. The duo would continue to captivate viewers for decades.
2. Wallace is an absent-minded cheese enthusiast. He's simply different, which makes him stand out from the rest. No one likes a dull fellow.
3. Gromit is rather quiet, which many will misinterpret for other things. But don't let his silence fool you. Still water runs deep.
4. The image of an inventor and his canine companion speaks volumes about man's best friend.
5. Wallace and Gromit make an odd couple. It's hard to identify with them, even typecast them. But this what make them special.
6. Their quirkiness is typical of Englishmen. It would them known all over the world. It also reveals the weather, which can be wet and cold at times. It can be charming, though.
7. Wallace loves cheese, which is rich in calcium. It's a nutrient essential for bone growth.
8. Wallace and Gromit show how friendship makes the world go round. And old friends can be better.
9. "A Grand Day Out" is about the quest for an unlimited supply of cheese. It shows that a determined person can get what he wants.
10. "The Wrong Trousers", the duo's second short feature, showed how they organized a fundraising campaign for sick children. As the title implies, it's about donning the wrong trousers during work. It celebrates World Trousers Day, the moral of which is helping other people make the world a better place.
11. "A Close Shave" is about milk allergy. This is an adverse immune reaction to a certain food protein, which shouldn't be identified with lactose intolerance. This is a condition where there's not enough lactase in the body.
12. "Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit", their only full-length motion picture, features Lady Campanula Tottington, a spinster who has a keen interest in growing vegetables. You don't need to take a close look at her to figure out the reason.
13. â€œThe Curse of the Were-Rabbitâ€ won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2006.
14. Wallace and Gromit started as Park's graduate project when he was a student at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield. His use of clay figures caught the attention of Peter Lord and David Sproxton, who happened to be big names in the animation industry. Park's passion brought him fame.
15. The use of clay means stop-motion animation, which harks back to the silent film era. It seems odd by modern standards, but this what makes this kind of feature one of a kind.