A circle of friends
BS: Wallace and Gromit are appealing, reassuring, warm shapes. Not angular. Everything about them is comfortable. We lean towards characters like Mickey Mouse, which is all circles, or Charles Schulz’s characters, which are based mostly on circular shapes. Wallace and Gromit fit that bill, as do the chickens in Chicken Run and Morph [seen here with David Sproxton (left) and his Aardman co-founder, Peter Lord]. And, obviously, the sheep.
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