Aardman has released a new trailer for their upcoming stop-motion animated feature Shaun the Sheep Movie.
As you know, the character of Shaun the Sheep was first introduced in A Close Shave, the 1995 Wallace and Gromit short film. Since then, Shaun has starred in his own series of television shorts (120 of them have been made so far) which are broadcast in over 170 countries. More episodes are on the way along with this new feature film currently in production.
Here’s the official synopsis of the film:
When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for! Shaun’s mischief inadvertently leads to The Farmer being taken away from the farm, to the Big City…Join Shaun, Bitzer and The Flock on their hilarious, action-packed, big screen adventure as they make plans to rescue the missing Farmer. A story about how we sometimes forget to appreciate the things we have in life, and the people who love us. ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’ introduces us to two new Aardman characters; Trumper, the animal warden who rules the city’s animal shelter with a rod of iron and Slip, an inner city orphan dog who helps Shaun save the day.
Shaun the Sheep Movie opens in theaters in the UK on February 6th, 2015. U.S. release dates are TBA. Stay tuned to Animation Fascination for the latest Shaun the Sheep the Movie news. Make sure to check out the official Shaun the Sheep website, Facebook page, and Twitter feed, too.