Wallace worth more than Grommit!

Honestly! According to BBC Online,

Oscar-winning Aardman Animations has been given £4,000 to replace the Wallace prop lost in a warehouse fire.

The company has also been given around £2,000 for a canine Gromit prop as part of an undisclosed insurance payout for the damage to the Bristol premises.

It got £100,000 for the Chicken Run pie machine lost in the fire last October, which was caused by faulty wiring.

Insurer Norwich Union says it based the sums on the cost of “reinstating” the props and not their market value.