On behalf of the government of New Zealand, Arts, Culture, and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson congratulated Sir Peter Jackson on the Golden Globe success of The Adventures of Tintin, a Steven Spielberg film which Jackson produced.
"The award for 'Tintin' as best animated feature is another well-deserved milestone in Sir Peter's already illustrious career," applauded Mr. Finlayson. "The film's state of the art animation produced another wonderful and distinctive fantasy world, and also served as a reminder of the immense contribution he continues to make to the art of motion pictures."
He continued to praise Jackson’s other contributions to the New Zealand community:
"Sir Peter has given back a great deal to the arts in this country. He authored a review of the New Zealand Film Commission that is a basis for ongoing policy work, and in November bought the BATS Theatre building and granted the theatre company a long-term lease. His successes have been good for New Zealand."
Weta Digital is hopeful that Tintin’s success (the film has already grossed $233m USD overseas) will continue to push towards the filming of its sequel, which is set to commence in about twelve months’ time.