Another special news story today created by Cracking Ideas guest editor Emily who has a surprising tale about a particular dog and his nose! In Emily’s piece you’ll find out how both the story and the dog are actually not ’shaggy’ at all and how the tale is about a nose and not a tail at all … confused? Then read on:
For over 20 years Wallace & Gromit have been a much loved clay duo watched all across the nation. But their creator Nick Park has recently revealed that Gromit was originally a cat! ‘I had this idea about a guy who builds a rocket in the basement of his house, then I thought he had to have an assistant so I drew a cat called Gromit.’ However, when it actually came to making the model of Gromit out of clay Nick just simply found it easier to make a dog! He also happened to have a packet of ‘dog noses’ from a craft shop so Gromit the cat became Gromit the dog and so history was made!
Thanks Emily for that piece of insider info on our favourite innovative canine! If you have any comments about Emily spilling the beans on Gromit’s origins we’d be happy to hear them. What do you reckon about Gromit being a cat? It doesn’t seem right to us here at Cracking Ideas HQ … we can’t see Wallace’s sidekick as a stripy ginger feline or a long-haired tortoiseshell moggy but what do you think?