Fire in Aardman
Aardman Animations joy of Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of Were Rabbit was spoilt by a fire in Aardman facilities. We are sharing their feelings and hoping a rapid aftermath. Here is the statement by Aardman:
"Fire destroys historical Aardman artefacts On the day that Aardman celebrate a chart-topping opening weekend in the US with Wallace & Gromit 'The Curse of the Were-rabbit', news of a fire at our storage unit in Bristol has been devastating. The facility used to store sets, awards, and historical artefacts, is not a part of the Aardman studio, and we are glad to report that no Aardman staff have been affected. However, we have lost a number of irreplaceable storyboards, awards, props and pieces of film memorabilia from our 30 year history. None of the material from the new Wallace & Gromit film ‘The Curse of the Wererabbit’ was in storage at the time, but we have lost many original sets from Chicken Run, Creature Comforts, and the three Wallace & Gromit short films, that were used for reference and toured around the world for exhibition. This will not in any way affect existing or future Aardman productions as 100% of sets and props are purpose built for each production."