Upon the success of CHICKEN RUN, Aardman Animations has reported spies lurking in the halls of the cartoon factory. Reported on in the LONDON INDEPENDENT, people, rumored to be American, have snuck into the company's complex to hunt out tidbits about upcoming Aardman productions. Richard Goleszowskoi, producer and director of Aardman's next feature THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE, said, "It's crazy. We've had people trying to come in and pretend they work here just to get information." A company spokeswoman was also quoted as saying, "It's pretty secret stuff [that] we do here, and we have very tight security." First it was nuclear research laboratories in the U.S., and now it's clay-animation production houses. Is nothing sacred anymore?
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