The British Film Institute are set to turn to a cheese loving pair as part of a £500m boost for the UK film industry over the next five years, as they look to invest in movie making outside London.
The sum, which will be used to boost film production, has been revealed as part of a new five-year plan issued by the BFI.
Some of the money will also be spent on education and boosting audience choice.
The BBC stated that BFI chairman Greg Dyke said a "pioneering" partnership with Bristol-based studio Aardman would "build the animation talent of tomorrow".
Wallace and Gromit: at the forefront of British animation (Photo:WENN)
Aardman are of course most famous for their stop motion animation films, most prominently the Wallace and Gromit short and feature films, which won an Oscar. One only hopes that they don't spend the money on their favourite Wensleydale cheese.
Established in 1972, they also created children's character Morph, the Creature Comforts series and more recently Hollywood collaborations like 'Arthur Christmas' and 'The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists'.
The BFI's plan, called 'Film Forever', sets out a plan to help drive the growth of the film industry, particularly outside the capital.
Money will also be spent on giving audiences outside London a more diverse choice of film, to be achieved by putting cinema equipment into local community venues across the UK.
According to the BBC, BFI chief executive Amanda Nevill said: "We are investing where we think we can most make a difference, where we see potential for creative excellence and where we can be the supportive catalyst for change, innovation, business growth and jobs."
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