Wallace’s pal Gromit was once a cat, creator says

Together they foiled the villainous plot of a diamond-thieving penguin and saved a village from an enormous mutant rabbit, but the faithful canine star of Oscar-winning plasticine duo Wallace and Gromit was originally a cat, their creator has revealed. British animator Nick Park said he had originally sketched out Gromit the cat as a feline foil for the eccentric, cheese-loving inventor Wallace.