The park's developers previously announced IP agreements with Paramount Pictures and the BBC, which could give the park attractions based on franchises including Star Trek, Mission: Impossible and Doctor Who, in addition to Wallace & Gromit.
Aardman previously has licensed Wallace & Gromit to England's Blackpool Pleasure Beach for "Wallace & Gromit's Thrill-O-Matic," which opened in 2013. Here's a ride-through of that attraction:
Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2006, and three previous Wallace & Gromit shorts won Oscars in the Best Animated Short Film category. Yet the only U.S. theme park to feature an Aardman creation to date was Universal Studios Hollywood, which displayed sets, props and models from Aardman's Chicken Run in a walk-through attraction in the now-torn-down Soundstage 13 on the Upper Lot during the summer of 2000. The original Chicken Run sets and models were lost in a fire at Aardman's warehouse in 2005.
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