Sony & Aardman Team For Two Projects

Sony Pictures and “Wallace and Gromit” creators Aardman Animations are teaming for two animated features – “Arthur Christmas” and “Pirates!” says The Hollywood Reporter.

“Arthur Christmas” will be CG animated and will tackle the question of how Santa delivers all his presents in one night. Sarah Smith and Barry Cook are directing.

“Pirates!” will be a stop-motion animated film based on Gideon Defoe’s book series. The story follows a group of pirates who journey to London, meet Charles Darwin and a talking chimp named Mister Bobo, and an enemy looking to wipe them out. Peter Lord and Jeff Newitt will co-direct.