Aardman, Sony begin production on two new films

According to Animation World Network, Aardman has begun the production process on their next two animated feature films, Pirates! and Aurthur Christmas. Though Pirates! will be animated in Aardman’s traditional stop-motion style, Aurthur Christmas will be a CGI feature due to the massive scale of the high-tech world portrayed in the picture. Both films will be released worldwide by Sony Pictures, whom Aardman struck a three-year deal with in 2007.