Wallace & Gromit are quintessentially British indeed. Besides Wallace sounding typically Northern English and drinking plenty of tea, the series has that lovely quirky British humo(u)r that’s beloved by many. These fans may well be rather interested to hear about Aardmag, a free to read bi-monthly magazine for Wallace & Gromit and Aardman fans that’s newly available for iOS owners.
It’s an universal app that offers exclusive comic stories, news, articles, opinion pieces and reviews all about your favourite animated stars. Aardmag might be an unofficial magazine but it’s one that’s supported by Aaardman Animations so the content is of a pretty high quality. This isn’t a new project either with the folks at 62 West Wallaby Street having run the magazine as a PDF download for a while previously.
Immediately it strikes me as the ideal app for families and younger fans, much like a comic book. The latest issue contains games like a Spot the Difference as well as episode guides for more than just Wallace & Gromit covering the likes of Shaun the Sheep too. Even while the app is setting up or downloading a new magazine, Wallace & Gromit appear to keep things interesting and there are plenty of film references scattered around. Those worried about missing out on the next issue will be pleased to see push notifications to remind them.
Simply put, it looks like a great app for fans of the animators and considering it’s a free download, it’d be silly not to give it a try really.