Last weekend I went to see "Wallace and Gromit: the Curse of the Were-Rabbit" at the cinema. Wonderful. Now I have a role-model.
There's a BBC feature about the characters, including an interview with Nick Park of Aardman Animation (the creative force behind them) and a two-minute short film "Soccermatic".
If you're wondering about how you can incorporate Film and Media into teaching practice across a spread of subject areas, look at the excellent Film Education website. This organisation is focused on the needs of UK teachers and, among other things, provides high-quality educational resources to support classroom activity. So they have a new Wallace and Gromit resource on CD (you can order a free copy from the site), plus worksheets. There's also new web material for films such as "Oliver Twist" and "Nanny McPhee".