Wallace and Gromit return to small screen
The animator is making the next adventure featuring his multi-Academy award winning claymation stars for the Beeb's flagship channel BBC1 as a television half hour.
Entitled "Trouble at Mill," the adventure joins previous made-for-TV half hours "The Wrong Trousers" and "A Close Shave."
The script, co-written by Park and "Wrong Trousers" collaborator Bob Baker, is in preproduction now, with shooting scheduled to begin in January .
It details the story of the duo's startup baking business in their town and how they discover that the place is in the midst of a murder mystery that has seen 12 bakers disappear. It soon becomes a "matter of loaf and death" Park said.
Park says he is aiming to be finished in the fall of next year and is looking forward to a faster turnaround than making full-length feature claymation movies.
"I love making films for the cinema but the production of 'Chicken Run' and 'Curse of The Were-Rabbit' were virtually back-to-back and each film took five years to complete," Park said.
He added that "Trouble at Mill" "will be so much quicker to make and I can't wait to get back into production."
The filmmaker has added a video blog on www.wallaceandgromit.com to enable fans to follow the progress of the production, which will shoot at Aardman Studios in Bristol, Park's home turf.