Later this year award-winning studio Aardman will launch Wallace & Gromit’s first foray into augmented reality (AR) with The Big Fix Up. Today, the studio alongside collaborator Fictioneers have announced the voice cast for the upcoming adventure, as well as a couple of new images.
Bringing the AR experience to life will be award-winning British actors Miriam Margolyes OBE and Jim Carter OBE. Margolyes – known for her work playing Professor Sprout in Harry Potter as well as numerous TV and theatre roles – takes the role of BERYL: the Spick & Spanner’s AI bot.
While Carter (Downton Abbey, Shakespeare in Love) will play puffed pie magnate and millionaire, Bernard Grubb. The cast will also include Isy Suttie as the young Lily Hackerby who: “has won the investment of a certain Bernard Grubb who quickly takes the quiet coder under his ample wing,” explains a press release.
Wallace and Gromit: The Big Fix Up will also feature a real person for the first time; Clarissa Kent. A journalist after that big story, she’ll be played by 25 year-old newcomer, Grace Ahmed.
“Delighted to welcome this wonderful voice cast to Wallace & Gromit’s new augmented reality world! I look forward to meeting their characters this Autumn in The Big Fix Up adventure,” said Creator of Wallace & Gromit, Nick Park in a statement.
“We’re delighted with our line-up of characters voiced by some of the best in British talent,” adds Dan Clemo, Co-Founder of Sugar Creative (a co-founder of Fictioneers). “We knew the casting would be incredibly important to get right, and the way in which they’ve given our characters life in this new and exciting way of storytelling is truly wonderful.”
The Big Fix Up sees the duo embark on their latest business venture, Spick & Spanners to ‘Fix Up’ their home town of Bristol. In the mobile app players will be able to work together to aid the pair whilst enjoying in character phone calls, comic strips and more, all from the comfort of home.
Wallace & Gromit: The Big Fix Up is due to launch in the UK this Autumn on iOS and Android devices. For further updates, keep reading VRFocus.