Aardman Studios' warehouse burned down. They were celebrating the box-office success of "Curse of the Were-Rabbit" when they got the news. I like Nick Park's reaction, that in light of the India/Pakistan Earthquake this "isn't a big deal." Article here They lost (among other things): * The Chicken Pie Machine from Chicken Run, built at a cost of £8,000 over six months. * Figures of Shorn the Sheep, from A Close Shave, and the Evil Penguin from The Wrong Trousers, as well as storyboards, scripts and props. * Characters from the British Gas Creature Comforts adverts. * The "butter man" character made for the Lurpak adverts. * The MTV award for Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer" video.