Aardman Animations, which recently released the successful Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (see 'Wallace and Gromit Top Box Office'), has several animated TV series in the hopper. For North American television, the company is planning Chop Socky Chooks, a computer-animated series about kung-fu chickens. Cartoon Network is one of several co-producers of that series.
Aardman will also produce an American hybrid version of UK series Creature Comforts, which will edit together interviews with real people and animated animals. Creature Comforts may make it on the air here next year.
For British TV (although one can presume that the show will make it here eventually, at least on DVD), the company will produce 40 episodes of a stop-motion program based on Shaun the Sheep, a character from one of the Wallace and Gromit shorts. The series will begin airing in 2006.
Aardman has shown a more aggressive licensing side of late, licensing Corgi for diecast (see 'Corgi Nabs Wallace & Gromit License'), Titan for books (see 'Art of Wallace & Gromit'), McFarlane for toys (see 'McFarlance Gets Wallace & Gromit'), and a variety of companies for promotional uses (see 'Wallace and Gromit Promotional Campaign').