According to Sheriff, props and sets from all Aardman films were decimated in the flames, including the 2000 hit Chicken Run, the children's cartoon character Morph and the anthropomorphic Oscar-winning Creature Comforts series, as well as models from the three previous Wallace and Gromit films, A Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave, the latter two both Oscar winners for Best Animated Short.
Props from the man and dog duo's first full-length feature and current box-office topper, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, were not caught in the blaze.
Amazingly, Park is philosophical:
Creator Nick Park said that though the loss was disappointing, recent natural disasters, such as the earthquake in South Asia, put the day in perspective.
"Even though it is a precious and nostalgic collection and valuable to the company, in light of other tragedies, today isn't a big deal," he said.