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Shaun The Sheep movie announced for 2015

Shaun The Sheep

Story by Jack Foley

ONE of Aardman Animations’ most popular characters is to make his big screen debut.

Shaun the Sheep will be heading into cinemas in spring 2015, it has been announced.

Aardman is teaming up with StudioCanal for the film, which will reportedly see Shaun leave his farm for a city-based adventure.

Richard Starzak and Mark Burton will direct using the studio’s famed stop-motion animation process.

Shaun The Sheep was first seen by audiences in the Oscar-winning short, A Close Shave before going on to star in a TV series that has been exported to more than 170 countries since 2007.

According to Thursday’s announcement, the new film’s story will see Shaun’s mischief inadvertently lead to the Farmer having to leave the farm.

An “epic adventure” ensues that involves Shaun, Bitzer and the flock heading to the big city to rescue him.

David Sproxton, executive chairman and co-founder of Aardman commented: “Shaun and his friends have a massive global following. We are very excited about being able to put them into a bigger adventure for the big screen.”

Aardman’s previous features include Chicken Run, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and last year’s hit The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists.

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