Wallace and GromitShortly after Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit was officially reported as tops at the American box office, the pair's production parent Aardman Animations was hit by a devastating, early-morning warehouse fire. Though nothing is yet official, the fire is believed to have essentially destroyed the company's entire history, including all the cool stuff left over from previous Wallace and Gromit projects.

Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park, while obviously gutted by the apparent loss, was quick to point out that, in the context of the horrifying Asian earthquake this weekend, the destruction of some models is pretty small potatoes. He's right, of course, but still - if I were him, I'd be weeping hysterically in my tea. That's a pretty massive loss, not only for the company and Park himself, but also for the history of animation.
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