As are Gorillaz...
Scott Colothan

09:57 18th May 2006

Wallace and Gromit have been voted ahead of Arctic Monkeys as the ‘most inspirational figures in the creative arts world.’

A spectrum of 16-25 year olds were polled by the Noise Arts and Media Festival in collaboration with MSN.

In third place were cartoon supergroup Gorillaz, Chris Martin was fifth, while bizarrely KT Tunstall came in at seventh place.

Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park said of the result: "This is great news. We've never made the Wallace and Gromit films for a specific audience, so it's extremely rewarding to all of us at Aardman that the films inspire this particular age group."

The top ten was as follows:

1. Wallace and Gromit 
2. Arctic Monkeys
3. Gorillaz
4. Society
5. Harry Potter
6. Chris Martin
7. KT Tunstall
8. Keira Knightley
9. Big Brother
10. David Beckham