Chicago-based Corgi, a leading manufacturer of die-cast scale models, has secured a license to produce exclusive replicas of characters from DreamWorks Animation’s and Aardman Animations’ hit clay-animated movie, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. The three-year deal covers the U.S., the U.K. and Ireland.
Corgi will release a die-cast model of the film’s Anti-Pesto van, along with Wallace and Gromit figures in S.W.A.T outfits and a scaled-down replica of the Bun-Vac 6000, Wallace’s humane pest control device.
Demand for Wallace and Gromit merchandising is sure to grow as the film continues its worldwide box office success and brings new fans to the property. The movie has exceeded projections, earning more than $100 million and eclipsing U.K. ticket sales of previous DreamWorks releases Shark Tale and Madagascar. In North America, the pic is holding strong in the top five after four weeks.
Since 1956, Corgi USA has been a worldwide pioneer in the field of collectible die-cast models and replicas. More information about the company and its line of products can be found at www.corgi-usa.com.