Here's a teaser for Aardman Animations' new Wallace & Gromit short, Wallace & Gromit’s Jubilee Bunt-a-Thon. It will play at historic National Trust properties across the U.K. next month and will likely be released online after that.
As the you might have guessed, Bunt-a-Thon is themed to the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II (puzzled Americans, see here). It's directed by franchise creator Nick Park, and very brief at only one minute long (which means the teaser is about half of the story).
The short "begins in the familiar setting of 62 West Wallaby Street with... Gromit sitting at his sewing machine making miles of bunting" for the Jubilee celebrations, explains Animation Magazine, which has six stills from the short.
According to Aardman, Bunt-a-Thon took a team of 30 artists about 500 hours over three months to complete, from storyboard to post production. "8 hours were spent brushing the grass on set with a fork to get it looking just right!"