Watch: Aardman Animation's 'Shaun the Sheep' Movie Teaser Trailer
Later this year we'll get another dose of stop-motion animation from Laika with their new feature The Boxtrolls, but there's also some great stop-motion work coming from Aardman Animation, the studio behind Wallace & Gromit, Chicken Run and The Pirates! Band of Misfits. In 2015, they're bringing the popular British TV series Shaun the Sheep to the big screen. The character first appeared in an Oscar-winning animated short called A Close Shave, but now he gets a story worthy of movie theaters. This is obviously more relevant for our friends across the pond, but it could charm US audiences too. Watch now!
Here's the teaser trailer for Mark Burton & Richard Starzack's Shaun the Sheep from StudioCanal:
And here's a teaser poster for the film from the United Kingdom (via IMP Awards):
Shaun the Sheep is written and directed by Mark Burton (writer of Madagascar, Gnomeo & Juliet) and Richard Starzack, both making their directorial debut. When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it's up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home. No voice cast has been announced for the film, but StudioCanal sends the film to theaters in the United Kingdom in the spring of 2015. Stay tuned for any info on a United States release.