Amazon’s LoveFilm Inks Deal with Aardman12 Sep, 2012 By: Chris Tribbey, Erik Gruenwedel
LoveFilm Instant, Amazon’s United Kingdom subscription video-on-demand service, has inked a deal with Aardman Animation, bringing the “Wallace & Gromit,” “Shaun the Sheep,” “Timmy Time” and “Rex the Runt” franchises to the service.
“Aardman’s stop-motion animations are loved by generations of fans, and it is exciting to be able to bring their catalog to our customers,” said Jim Buckle, managing director of LoveFilm. “Our deals with iconic studios like Aardman make us the No. 1 subscription service for films and TV series. We have the best content, available on a huge range of living room devices, Internet-connected TVs and tablets.”
The deal also includes the adult animation Angry Kid, which follows a foul-mouthed 15-year-old, and Creature Comforts, which follows the thoughts of animals living in a zoo.
“We know that viewers feel as much love for our animations as we do,” said Robin Gladman, manager of digital content and partnerships for Aardman. “This new deal with LoveFilm is an exciting development in our aim to embrace many digital platforms. It allows us to bring some of our best-loved creations into even more homes across the U.K.”