Aardman animations will be applying their trademark style of stop motion animation to the forthcoming Shaun the Sheep film which will be written and directed by Richard Starzak (aka Golly) and Mark Burton.

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Shaun the Sheep, the loveable character from Oscar winning animation A Close Shave, returns in this film which sees Shaun getting into mischief which inadvertently leads to the Farmer being taken away from the farm, Shaun, Bitzer and the flock then have to go into the big city to rescue him, setting the stage for an epic adventure.”

David Sproxton, Executive Chairman and co-founder of Aardman says “Shaun and his friends have a massive global following and we very excited about being able to put them into a bigger adventure for the big screen. We are naturally also very excited about partnering with STUDIOCANAL for this project, their track record and expertise in international film financing and distribution seems a perfect fit.”