Thursday, July 24, 2008

Aardman and Dreamworks

Courtesy of Harvey Deneroff's blog, here's a link to an interview with Nick Park from The Guardian. In the article, there are some interesting comments about the relationship between Aardman and DreamWorks, including the following:
Aardman fought hard to retain the rights to [Wallace and Gromit], which left DreamWorks feeling uncomfortable about losing control of an area almost as important to the bottom line as the box office take. "They found it difficult working with characters they didn't own," says Park. "They were trying to respect that at the same time as trying to completely dictate to us. There was a sense of tension."

1 comment:

Jerry Chan said...

Nick Park should totally give up the rights to Wallace and Gromit. It's not like production companies rip off and gut out animation studios.

I'm sure Betty Boop, Popeye, and the Fleischer brothers would agree with me on this one.