Wallace And Gromit animator Nick Park is set to be honoured in his hometown of Preston, England - with a life-size statue of his comic creations. The Oscar-winning filmmaker is currently working on designs for the bronze effigy, with council officials working to raise the GBP100,000 ($200,000) necessary to find the project. He says, "This is a really exciting project and I'm delighted to be working on the designs. "As a Prestonian myself it would be a wonderful honour to have a statue to the characters in my home city." It is hoped the statue will be unveiled at the end of 2008.