I feel terribly bad for Nick Park, creator of Wallace and Gromit. I've always been a fan of stop-motion, and claymation, and particularly the British humor blend Nick brought to the game.
The good news is, he's not quitting. Those were memories, but only material things. He's going to keep slogging away.
The better news for Nick is that the first really promoted W&G movie, "Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" hit #1 at the B.O. this past weekend.
Sorry Nick, and congrats.