Shaun the Sheep Sequel is in the Works!

Posted 2016/11/03 3090 0

Work on Shaun the Sheep Movie 2 will start in January, said Bristol-based producer Aardman Animations.

 

Aardman and StudioCanal have announced that they're bringing back the famous cheeky farm animal and his furry friends for another installment of the hit animation, reported Variety.

David Sproxton, the co-founder and executive chairman at Aardman, said, "Shauns move to the big screen proved such a success with audiences around the world that he and the flock are very excited to be embarking on another big screen adventure."

Ron Halpern, EVP of International Productions and Acquisitions for StudioCanal added: “All of us here at StudioCanal are Aardman fans. To get to see the wonderful way they work in Bristol as they have for 40 years now through to the first ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’ was an experience we will always cherish. Luckily we get to start again with what will definitely be another film showcasing Aardman’s unique humour, creativity and craftsmanship.”

Work on the Shaun the Sheep Movie sequel will get underway in January 2017. No release date has been announced. Paul Kewley will return to produce. Justin Fletcher voiced Shaun, while comedian Omid Djalili played Trumper in the original film but it's not yet known whether they will return for the next installment. Details on the plot are being kept tightly under wraps until the film goes into production early next year but bosses at Aardman have teased the next movie will see Shaun, who thinks and acts like a person in a barnyard, embark on yet another hilarious journey, which is set to be his biggest and most exciting adventure yet.

Shaun originated as a character in Nick Park’s 1995 Oscar-winning short A Close Shave, and then became the central figure in a highly successful TV series, Shaun the Sheep, which debuted on the CBBC channel in 2007. Shaun the Sheep Movie was released in 2015 and has taken more than $106m worldwide.

Aardman, the studio behind Wallace & Gromit, is also currently in production with Studiocanal on the animated prehistoric comedy Early Man, which features the voices of Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hiddleston.

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