Wallace and Gromit Go Sony
Aardman Animation , of Wallace and Gromit fame, signed a three-picture deal with Sony Pictures, it was announced today. The company, based in England, had been without a Hollywood partner since being dumped by Dreamworks in January.
"We couldn’t be more excited about working with the entire Aardman team," said Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal.
Aardman co-founder David Sproxton said: "We are delighted to find a partner in Sony that shares our vision. We are all very excited by the potential and have a number of projects we are keen to bring to fruition with this new relationship."
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit won an Oscar. However, it lost money, as did Aardman’s following film, Flushed Away. These losses were blamed for Dreamworks ending a five-picture deal after only two films.