Amazon today announced a U.S. content licensing agreement with Aardman Animations that will make Prime Instant Video the exclusive subscription streaming home for the beloved, award-winning television and short film series “Wallace & Gromit,” “Shaun the Sheep,” “Timmy Time” and classic animation “Rex the Runt.” Fans of the charming characters and their adventures now have access to this collection of Aardman content on hundreds of connected devices using their Prime membership.
In addition, new shows from the “Shaun the Sheep” and “Timmy Time” series will be added to Prime Instant Video, including seasons 3 and 4 of “Shaun the Sheep,” the “Shaun the Sheep: Championsheeps” special and two new “Timmy Time” specials.
Created in Aardmans distinctive stop-motion animation style, the lead characters in “Wallace & Gromit” won global recognition as icons of modern British culture. The series earned both widespread fan appreciation and critical acclaim, earning two Academy Awards for its short films. “Wallace & Gromit” inspired several spinoff series, including “Shaun the Sheep” and “Timmy Time,” aimed at younger viewers. A full-length feature film based on Shaun the Sheep is scheduled to be theatrically released in the spring of 2015.
“Our customers love great kids shows and we are proud to be the exclusive subscription streaming home for these popular Aardman shows,” said Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon. “Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and the other Aardman shows have a wide-reaching fan base, and we know Prime members will enjoy watching these shows at no extra charge as part of their Prime membership.”
“Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, Timmy Time and Rex the Runt continue to gain new fans, and we’re thrilled to offer them to viewers exclusively on Prime Instant Video,” said Robin Gladman, Digital Content & Partner Manager at Aardman Animations. “As we get ready to release our Shaun the Sheep feature film next year, we know that Prime members will be eager to catch up on all the past adventures of their favorite animated characters.”