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AARDMAN and STUDIOCANAL today announce SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE 2 Directed by Richard Starzak (Shaun the Sheep Movie, Creature Comforts) and Produced by Paul Kewley (Shaun the Sheep Movie, The Farmer’s Llamas). Pre-production will commence January 2017.

The world’s favourite sheep returns to the big screen in SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE 2, the sequel to his hugely successful and highly acclaimed Oscar nominated 2015 cinematic debut. Shaun and the Flock are back for another epic and hilarious journey, in what will be their biggest and most exciting adventure yet.

David Sproxton Co-founder and Executive Chairman at Aardman said: “Shaun’s 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. Aardman is partnering with STUDIOCANAL once again to produce another rip-roaring comedy, featuring Shaun and the rest of the gang in a story that takes them to even greater heights of lunacy.“

Ron Halpern, EVP of International Productions and Acquisitions for STUDIOCANAL adds: "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."

SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE 2 continues the production partnership with AARDMAN and STUDIOCANAL following the success of SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE directed by Mark Burton and Richard Starzak, which grossed $106 million worldwide and Nick Park’s highly anticipatednew prehistoric comedy adventure, EARLY MAN, currently in production. STUDIOCANAL is co-financing and will distribute in its own territories, the UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand, selling worldwide at AFM.


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AARDMAN and STUDIOCANAL today announce SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE 2 Directed by Richard Starzak (Shaun the Sheep Movie, Creature Comforts) and Produced by Paul Kewley (Shaun the Sheep Movie, The Farmer’s Llamas). Pre-production will commence January 2017.

The world’s favourite sheep returns to the big screen in SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE 2, the sequel to his hugely successful and highly acclaimed Oscar nominated 2015 cinematic debut. Shaun and the Flock are back for another epic and hilarious journey, in what will be their biggest and most exciting adventure yet.

David Sproxton Co-founder and Executive Chairman at Aardman said: “Shaun’s 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. Aardman is partnering with STUDIOCANAL once again to produce another rip-roaring comedy, featuring Shaun and the rest of the gang in a story that takes them to even greater heights of lunacy.“

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SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE 2 continues the production partnership with AARDMAN and STUDIOCANAL following the success of SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE directed by Mark Burton and Richard Starzak, which grossed $106 million worldwide and Nick Park’s highly anticipatednew prehistoric comedy adventure, EARLY MAN, currently in production. STUDIOCANAL is co-financing and will distribute in its own territories, the UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand, selling worldwide at AFM.


Why not catch up with the adventure so far with Shaun the Sheep - The Movie on Blu-ray from one of these retailers...

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The girl's brother, brilliantly and completely coincidentally named 'Harry Potter Jr.' (Noah Hathaway), is the only one who takes notice of the disappearances, and must embark on a journey through the apartment complex.\r\n\r\nThough not as quotable as its faux-sequel, some of the images from this film\u00a0will forever stick in my mind, in particular, the impressively creepy production design. From the ivy produced by Sonny Bono's corpse creeping through the floors and walls via jerky stop-motion; to the dead-eyed grin of the titular troll, the visual potential of the medium was not lost on director John Carl Buechler. However, it does make sense that this film, although similarly so-bad-its-good, may have faded into obscurity for the crime of being just a little too cohesive and reasonable. 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