StudioCanal and UK animation house Aardman have announced a Shaun the Sheep movie sequel.
It’s expected to begin shooting in January next year and Aardman co-founder David Sproxton has expressed his delight over the news:
“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, 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.”
The first film was directed by Mark Burton and Richard Starzak and grossed $106 million worldwide.
Shaun the Sheep 2 will follow Aardman’s upcoming Early Man which is set for January, 2018.