10 October 2005
Fire destroys Wallace and Gromit in UK
It's just been reported here in London that a massive fire has wiped out the home of cult puppet characters, Wallace and Gromit in Bristol early today. The fire at Aardman Animation warehouse is believed to have destroyed all the company's props, sets and puppet characters. This blow comes at the time when their new feature film 'The Curse of the Were-Rabbit' is topping the US box office charts and is about to open in the UK this week! Aardman director, animator Nick Park is reported to have said that after the terrible earthquake in Pakistan, this fire is "no big deal". More news here!