LATEST: Oscar-winning animator Nick Park is unfazed by the fire which destroyed many of his past creations on Monday (10OCT05), because he is determined to concentrate on future projects.

Park's discovered his latest movie WALLACE AND GROMIT AND THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT is currently at the top the US box office moments before hearing his Aardman Animations site in Bristol, England, had been gutted by flames.

But he is taking the disaster as a sign to build on his ever-growing success, rather than lament the loss of past creations including the cast of hit movie Chicken Run.

Park says, "We have to look forward and keep filming new films and not get stuck in the past. I am always thinking up new Wallace and Gromit ideas and I always want to keep doing them."