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Shout! Factory And Aardman Announce North American Distribution Deal For The Award-winning Iconic Titles Shaun The Sheep, Wallace & Gromit, Morph And Timmy Time
Shout! Factory, a leading multi-platform media company, and Aardman, the Academy Award® winning animation studio, announced today a new North American distribution agreement for the award-winning quintessential titles Shaun the Sheep, Wallace & Gromit, Morph, and Timmy Time.
The announcement was made today by Melissa Boag, Shout’s Executive Vice President of Kids & Family, and Laura Taylor-Williams, Head of Digital & Strategic Development at Aardman.
The agreement provides Shout! Factory with exclusive physical home video, EST and TVOD rights, as well as limited theatrical rights, in U.S. and Canada to four of Aardman’s most beloved properties.
Known for their world-class storytelling and one-of-a-kind animations, Aardman has garnered seven Academy Award® nominations and has won four. They have delighted audiences for over 50 years with their unique brand of independent film, series content, games and interactive experiences.
“We’re big fans of Aardman and these wonderful films and series and are very much looking forward to creating a release plan that excites dedicated fans and creates new ones,” said Boag. “Aardman’s worldwide reputation as an innovative home for compelling stories that captivate audiences make them an ideal partner for Shout! Factory.”
“We are thrilled to be entering into such a great partnership with Shout Factory, who are real experts in the physical and digital ownership space,” said Taylor-Williams. “To be delighting North American audiences once again with our much-loved catalogue is key to our new strategy. We are collaborating on an exciting release schedule that will speak to ardent Aardman fans as well as bringing our joyful animations to new audiences.”
The distribution deal was negotiated by Boag and Jordan Fields, SVP of Acquisitions & Originals, on behalf of Shout! Factory, and Taylor-Williams and Alison Taylor, Director of Distribution for Aardman.