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One of the most iconic evil children’s characters is returning after 30 years-Laura Harman-Entertainment – Metro

Finally he has returned!

One of the most iconic evil children’s characters is returning after 30 years-Laura Harman-Entertainment – Metro

A classic villain from the beloved claymation series is set to return (Picture: Aardman Animations/PA Wire/BBC)

A villain from Wallace and Gromit is set to be resurrected in an upcoming film – after over 30 years away from the screen!

But who is this villain? Only Feathers McGraw!

McGraw is the evil penguin who first appeared in the 1993 Wallace and Gromit Bafta and Oscar-winning short film The Wrong Trousers – which has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The character will return to play a major role in the upcoming movie, Vengeance Most Fowl, 30 years on since the character arrived on screens.

The teaser for the upcoming film showed the penguin’s effects being put into a prison tray before entering a cell and cracking his neck.

The film is set to follow Wallace’s new ‘smart gnome’ invention which seems to have a mind of its own – how sinister!

However, the malfunction likely has something to do with the devious criminal mastermind considering his last screen appearance.

Feathers McGraw in the upcoming film (Picture: Aardman Animations/PA Wire/BBC)

In the 90s film, the penguin was a wanted criminal who disguised himself as a chicken with a red rubber glove on his head.

He becomes roommates with the main characters and uses Gromit’s techno trousers to help him steal a diamond.

The dynamic dog and human duo helped to foil the penguin’s heist plans and the pair saw the infamous criminal imprisoned in a zoo for his crimes. 

Nick Park, the Wallace And Gromit creator and director of the new 70-minute film, explained the plot further. 

Wallace and Gromit in the original 1993 film with the techno pants used by the criminal penguin (Picture: COLLECT)

‘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,’ he said.

‘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.’

Gromit’s latest invention and business Gnome Improvements will be the focus of the new film (Picture: Aardman Animations/PA Wire/BBC)

Charlotte Moore, chief content officer at the BBC, added that the film will be released at the end of the year and will be ‘unmissable’. 

‘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,’ she said.

The film will be shown on BBC One and BBC iPlayer this Christmas season in the UK and on Netflix outside of the UK.

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