Fans were delighted in 2022 when it was announced that Wallace and Gromit will be back for a Christmas 2024 feature film.

And now fresh casting details have been revealed for the new movie – which will see Peter Kay return to his role as Chief Inspector Mackintosh.

The new film will be 70-minutes long and is titled Vengeance Most Fowl and will feature the return of the iconic penguin supervillain Feathers McGraw.

Ben Whitehead will return as the voice of Wallace while comedian Peter, 50, is back as Chief Inspector Mackintosh.

They star alongside new cast members Lauren Patel (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Lloyd of the Flies) and Reece Shearsmith (League of Gentleman, Inside No.9).

Fans were delighted in 2022 when it was announced that Wallace and Gromit will be back for a Christmas 2024 feature film

Fans were delighted in 2022 when it was announced that Wallace and Gromit will be back for a Christmas 2024 feature film

Fans were delighted in 2022 when it was announced that Wallace and Gromit will be back for a Christmas 2024 feature film

The new film will be 70-minutes long and is titled Vengeance Most Fowl and will feature the return of the iconic penguin supervillain Feathers McGraw

The new film will be 70-minutes long and is titled Vengeance Most Fowl and will feature the return of the iconic penguin supervillain Feathers McGraw

The new film will be 70-minutes long and is titled Vengeance Most Fowl and will feature the return of the iconic penguin supervillain Feathers McGraw

Fresh casting details have been revealed for the new movie - which will see Peter Kay return to his role as Chief Inspector Mackintosh

Fresh casting details have been revealed for the new movie - which will see Peter Kay return to his role as Chief Inspector Mackintosh

Fresh casting details have been revealed for the new movie – which will see Peter Kay return to his role as Chief Inspector Mackintosh

There will also be cameos from Diane Morgan (Afterlife, Motherland), Adjoa Andoh (Bridgerton, Invictus) and Lenny Henry (Three Little Birds, The Lord of the Rings). 

Details of their roles will be revealed in due course.

Feathers McGraw was last seen in 1993’s The Wrong Trousers where he caused havoc in the dramatic instalment.

The new Wallace and Gromit feature film comes over a decade after their last special A Matter Of Loaf And Death aired. 

The first teaser short trailer showed Feathers leaving prison and getting ready to cause more havoc.

The spin-off will come from the creative team at Aardman, who are also behind the popular children’s TV series Shaun The Sheep. 

The upcoming film will focus on Gromit’s worry that Wallace has become too dependent on his inventions.

His worries are proven when Wallace invents a ‘smart gnome’ that develops a mind of its own.

As events spiral out of control, it falls to Gromit to put aside his qualms and battle sinister forces – or Wallace may never be able to invent again.

The film, made by animation powerhouse Aardman, follows the latest Shaun the Sheep caper The Flight Before Christmas, a Wallace & Gromit spin-off which aired on BBC One in 2021.

The new Wallace and Gromit feature film comes over a decade after their last special A Matter Of Loaf And Death aired

The new Wallace and Gromit feature film comes over a decade after their last special A Matter Of Loaf And Death aired

The new Wallace and Gromit feature film comes over a decade after their last special A Matter Of Loaf And Death aired

The first teaser short trailer showed Feathers leaving prison and getting ready to cause more havoc

The first teaser short trailer showed Feathers leaving prison and getting ready to cause more havoc

The first teaser short trailer showed Feathers leaving prison and getting ready to cause more havoc

The upcoming film will focus on Gromit's worry that Wallace has become too dependent on his inventions

The upcoming film will focus on Gromit's worry that Wallace has become too dependent on his inventions

The upcoming film will focus on Gromit’s worry that Wallace has become too dependent on his inventions

As events spiral out of control, it falls to Gromit to put aside his qualms and battle sinister forces - or Wallace may never be able to invent again

As events spiral out of control, it falls to Gromit to put aside his qualms and battle sinister forces - or Wallace may never be able to invent again

As events spiral out of control, it falls to Gromit to put aside his qualms and battle sinister forces – or Wallace may never be able to invent again

There will also be cameos from Diane Morgan (Afterlife, Motherland), Adjoa Andoh (Bridgerton, Invictus) and Lenny Henry - seen - (Three Little Birds, The Lord of the Rings)

There will also be cameos from Diane Morgan (Afterlife, Motherland), Adjoa Andoh (Bridgerton, Invictus) and Lenny Henry - seen - (Three Little Birds, The Lord of the Rings)

There will also be cameos from Diane Morgan (Afterlife, Motherland), Adjoa Andoh (Bridgerton, Invictus) and Lenny Henry – seen – (Three Little Birds, The Lord of the Rings)

Bridgerton's Adjoa Andoh will make a cameo in the new film

Bridgerton's Adjoa Andoh will make a cameo in the new film

Bridgerton’s Adjoa Andoh will make a cameo in the new film

Creator of Wallace and Gromit and Director of Vengeance Most Fowl, Nick Park, said: ‘I’d had the idea of a film about garden gnomes turning bad for more than a decade, but I could never work out what made them bad. 

‘It occurred to me that the single most asked question I get when I meet fans is, will the penguin Feathers McGraw, Wallace and Gromit’s original antagonist from The Wrong Trousers 30 years ago, ever return? 

‘We’ve had fun bringing him back in cameo capacities but now, three decades on, it felt like the right time. Then it hit me: What if Feathers was involved with these gnomes? 

‘We’re hoping that this film will appeal to fans of ‘Gnome Noir’ everywhere and that people will be gratified when they see what Feathers has been up to since The Wrong Trousers.’

Merlin Crossingham, Creative Director added: ‘Whilst we love to revive enthusiasm across our existing fan base, we also want this film to reach people who have never come across Wallace and Gromit before. 

‘Hopefully Vengeance Most Fowl is full of everything people love about Wallace and Gromit while introducing new themes to their ongoing story.’

Creator of Wallace and Gromit and Director of Vengeance Most Fowl, Nick Park, said: 'I'd had the idea of a film about garden gnomes turning bad for more than a decade, but I could never work out what made them bad'

Creator of Wallace and Gromit and Director of Vengeance Most Fowl, Nick Park, said: 'I'd had the idea of a film about garden gnomes turning bad for more than a decade, but I could never work out what made them bad'

Creator of Wallace and Gromit and Director of Vengeance Most Fowl, Nick Park, said: ‘I’d had the idea of a film about garden gnomes turning bad for more than a decade, but I could never work out what made them bad’

The spin-off will come from the creative team at Aardman, who are also behind the popular children's TV series Shaun The Sheep

The spin-off will come from the creative team at Aardman, who are also behind the popular children's TV series Shaun The Sheep

The spin-off will come from the creative team at Aardman, who are also behind the popular children’s TV series Shaun The Sheep 

The feature film, The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit, is the second highest-grossing stop-motion animated film of all time with $192.6 million

The feature film, The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit, is the second highest-grossing stop-motion animated film of all time with $192.6 million

The feature film, The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit, is the second highest-grossing stop-motion animated film of all time with $192.6 million 

Feathers McGraw pictured in The Wrong Trousers where at the end of the film he is sent to prison

Feathers McGraw pictured in The Wrong Trousers where at the end of the film he is sent to prison

Feathers McGraw pictured in The Wrong Trousers where at the end of the film he is sent to prison

And Charlotte Moore, Chief Content Officer at the BBC, said: ‘This new feature-length Wallace and Gromit film will captivate audiences of all ages this Christmas on the BBC, as the longed-for return of Feathers McGraw and some ingenious inventions including a ‘smart gnome’ make for an unmissable adventure showcasing British creativity at its best.’

The series consists of four short films and one feature-length film along with numerous spin-offs and TV adaptations. 

The feature film, The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit, is the second highest-grossing stop-motion animated film of all time with $192.6 million.

The upcoming film will premiere on the BBC in the UK and on Netflix in the rest of the world.

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