Lovefilm seals content deal with Aardman
Amazon-owned Lovefilm and Aardman have announced a deal which will give UK subscribers instant on-demand access to titles from Aardman animation series and shorts, such as Wallace & Gromit, Morph, Shaun the Sheep, Timmy Time and Rex the Runt.
The deal also includes Angry Kid – featuring a foul-mouthed 15 year old voiced by film director Darren Walsh – and Creature Comforts, which was conceived by Nick Park in the 1980s and used in the Electricity Board television ad campaign.
Jim Buckle, Managing Director at Lovefilm, said: "Aardman's stop-motion animations are loved by generations of fans and it is exciting to be able to bring their catalogue to our customers. Our deals with iconic studios like Aardman make us the number one 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."
Robin Gladman, Digital Content and Partnerships Manager at Aardman, added: "This new deal 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 UK."
Lovefilm Instant is available on PC, Mac or via Sony Playstation3, Microsoft Xbox 360, Apple iPad as well various Internet-connected TV sets and Blu-ray players.