DreamWorks and Aardman to End Production Agreement
PRNewswire - 1/30/07

DreamWorks and Aardman to End Production Agreement

GLENDALE, Calif., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG (NYSE: DWA - News) and Aardman Animations, Ltd. today announced that they will no longer continue their exclusive partnership in creating animated films. Together the two companies have collaborated on three feature films: Chicken Run (2000), Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), and Flushed Away (2006).

"I have had the pleasure and privilege of working with Peter Lord, David Sproxton, Nick Park and the Aardman team for almost ten years and highly respect their storytelling and filmmaking talents," said Jeffrey Katzenberg, chief executive officer of DreamWorks Animation. "I am proud of the work we have created together and also greatly admire Aardman's passion and expertise for stop motion filmmaking and brilliant storytelling."
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