Shout! Factory Partners With Aardman to Distribute Wallace & Gromit and More

Shout! Factory and Aardman Animations have entered into a distribution agreement, with Shout! Factory set to release a handful of the animation studio’s biggest films. These include Shaun the Sheep, Wallace & Gromit, and more.

What is included in the agreement?

According to the agreement (via Variety), Shout! Factory will have exclusive home video, EST EST, TVOD rights, and limited theatrical rights to Shaun the Sheep, Wallace & Gromit, Morph, and Timmy Time.

“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 Melissa Boag, Shout’s executive vice president of kids and family. “Aardman’s worldwide reputation as an innovative home for compelling stories that captivate audiences make them an ideal partner for Shout! Factory.”

Aardman Animations is a British animation studio known for its use of stop-motion and clay animation. The studio is best known for its work on the Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, and Morph franchises. Throughout their history, the studio has taken home a variety of awards, including the Academy Awards, BAFTAs, and more.

“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 Laura Taylor-Williams, Aardman’s head of digital and strategic development. “To be delighting North American audiences once again with our much-loved catalog 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.”