Just three months after signing with Sony Pictures, Aardman has unveiled its plans for the future. According to Variety, the animation studio has a couple of interesting projects up its sleeve. Including what they are calling a "family-friendly Tarantino" picture.

Creative director Sarah Smith is supervising the upcoming lineup. She has hired writers Matthew Graham and Ashley Pharaoh, the team behind the BBC's popular Life on Mars, to work with director Steve Box on a comedy heist entitled The Cat Burglars. The animated feature will revolve around a group of milk-thieving kittens.

Aardman co-founder Peter Lord will return to the director's chair for the first time since 2000's Chicken Run. He will be making a comedy adventure based on Gideon Defoe's Pirate series.

Peter Baynham, who last worked on Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, is currently working on Operation Rudolph. The Christmas-themed movie will revolve around the North Pole's operations. Baynham plans on showing the workload as an exhilarating ultra-high-tech military procedure on a massive scale, revealing how Santa and his huge army of combat elves get around the whole world in one night.

Nick Park is also developing another project. Details are sketchy at this time, but it for sure wont be another Wallace & Gromit movie.

You can expect to see all of these projects in the near future.

B. Alan Orange