Short of the Day
An imaginative mashup for the whole family.
It’s Friday, and some of the shorts we’ve watched this week have been a little on the heavy side, emotionally, so I thought we’d cap things with an uplifting treat that while not wholly original is wholly unique.
It’s called Cheese Trouble, it comes from director and editor Fabrice Matheiu, and it’s a mashup featuring Aardman Animations’ Wallace and Gromit characters and the Minions from Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me franchise. While the characters might not be original, the story is, and it centers around the pursuit and protection of nature’s kindest blessing, cheese. Mathieu pulled footage from more than a dozen sources to make this seamless short, and if you had told me it was an official collaboration by the studios, by god I would have believed you.
Feel free to gather the kids around when you watch, this is good clean fun for the whole family. But be warned: everyone’s gonna want cheese when the movie’s over.
Films used for Wallace & Gromit:
The Wrong Trousers
A Close Shave
A Matter of Loaf and Death
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Films used for The Minions:
Despicable 1 & 2
Banana (short film)
Banana Song (short film)
Home Makeover (short film)
Orientation Day (short film)
Panic in the Mailroom (short film)
Puppy (short film)
Training Wheels (short film)
Julian Nott (The Wrong Trousers, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit)
Bernard Herrmann (The Trouble with Harry)