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AtomFilms & Aardman Animations Team Up For Pib and Pog

AtomFilms ( and Aardman Animations announced the debut of PIB AND POG, an original broadband animated series. The series plays exclusively on at and through the AtomFilms Channel on Verizon Wireless' V CAST service. Later this month, PIB AND POG will also be available for download on the AtomFilms Channel on xBox Live.

This new series was developed by Aardman in conjunction with AtomFilms Studio. The series and characters are based on a short film originally created by Aardman and Oscar-nominated director Peter Peake in the late 1990s. Peake has returned to direct the broadband series, which features the original two cutesy children's TV characters, who, in reality, are anything but cute.

The series marks the latest in a long line of collaborations between AtomFilms and Aardman. The companies first teamed up in 1999 with the online release of classic Aardman shorts, including CREATURE COMFORTS, HUMDRUM and ADAM and went on to unleash digital blockbusters including ANGRY KID and WALLACE AND GROMIT'S CRACKING CONTRAPTIONS. Collectively, Aardman titles have been viewed more than 40 million times on AtomFilms.

"I've been a fan of Peter Peake's work for years, including Humdrum and the original PIB AND POG short," said AtomFilms vp of acquisitions and productions, Megan O'Neill. "We were thrilled to be working with both Peter and Aardman again, in order to bring this very funny new series to our audience."

Helen Brunsdon, exec producer, says, "We are really excited about PIB AND POG and believe strongly that Atom audiences will love this new series. Our collaboration with Atom on Angry Kid has been superb and if PIB AND POG can get anywhere near that success we will be delighted."

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