Aardman Animations and Dreamworks have ended their production deal early, after only completing three of five planned films, reports the BBC.

Both companies blamed a difference of focus for the end of their relationship, with Dreamworks wanting to concentrate on CG-based animated films and Aardman returning to its roots in claymation. However, the last two films co-created by the two companies -- Flushed Away and Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit -- have both reported losses.

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Dreamworks intends to produce two CG-based animated films a year and has planned its roster until 2010, according to president Jeffrey Katzenberg.
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Aardman is working on "an ambitious slate of feature film projects" according to founders Peter Lord and David Sproxton, which will be announced shortly. The company also has a version of its Creature Comforts TV show created for the US out this summer. 
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