Monday, 12 November 2007

Let's hear it for .... Wallace and Gromit !

Wallace and Gromit's creators Aardman Animations have created an awareness campaign for the campaigning charity Leonard Cheshire, to be released in a couple of days. As with many of Aardman's wonderful short films 'Creature Comforts', real people have been interviewed and the characters and action based on real-life experiences. Although I personally would have been a tad dis-comforted to be characterised as a one legged tortoise, or a stick insect (ha !) waving a crutch, I hope the appeal of Aardman's reputation will help educate the dis-abling masses one meets every day in this disablist world.

Click on this 'Creature Discomforts' for a preview.


Blogger Elizabeth McClung said...

I am still laughing AND still discomforted; I mean here is someone saying they don't believe in the limitations of being in a wheelchair (nice wheelchair from the 1970's by the way - does it weigh 50lbs?) while in the background someone is bungee jumping TO DEATH (the untied bungee rope their partner is looking at. I agree, the characterizations are going to be stereotypes but then that pretty much is what Aardman have been doing for 10+ years in one way or another. I think if they gets families to rent out a new DVD because the kids want to see stuff by "Wallace and Gromit" and it makes them actually listen to people with disabilies then that has to be a good thing in the end. Thanks for putting the link up.

Tuesday, 13 November 2007 at 08:03:00 GMT  
Blogger Elizabeth McClung said...

I'm getting concerned - either my comment was deleted, you are out partying or I need to book a plane ticket cause you need a hand - can you tell me which?

Thursday, 15 November 2007 at 08:15:00 GMT  
Blogger Sally said...

Oh Elizabeth, sorry to have given you concern. I am trying to cut down the time spent with my laptop on my lap and therefore cut down the pain and fatigue. It has always been rare for me to post more than once or twice a week, but in the past I have usually visited blogging friends or commented daily or every other day. But now I am coming out of the positive effects of the last systemic steroid injection, which lasts 2-3 months, I have to not let using the laptop and blogging be my prime use of energy. I have not visited anyone's blog for days and days, and am looking forward to catching up soon when nothing else is demanding of my reducing stamina. I am aware that my restrictions are minor on the bloggers' scale, but they have to be accommodated nonetheless.

Thursday, 15 November 2007 at 10:14:00 GMT  
Blogger seahorse said...

Sorry to hear you've been feeling depleted. Hope to see you back around soon. And my Creature Discomforts post was not linked to what you wrote here...more at people on messageboards going way OTT.

Friday, 16 November 2007 at 19:43:00 GMT  
Blogger Sally said...

thank you, very belatedly, Seahorse.

I now think Creature Discomforts is crap !

Sorry to be a pain in not posting comments or responding.

Wednesday, 12 December 2007 at 22:00:00 GMT  

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