Shaun the Sheep


YEAR 2014

SECTION Sundance Kids

COUNTRY United Kingdom

RUN TIME 85 min

SUBTITLES No with English subtitles

Shaun the Sheep is a feature-length version of a British stop-motion animated television series that was a spin-off of the Wallace & Gromit franchise. The series stars Shaun, a sheep previously featured in the film A Close Shave, and his madcap adventures around a small farm as the leader of his flock. In the movie, Shaun's mischief inadvertently leads to the Farmer’s being taken from the farm. Shaun, Bitzer, and the flock must go to the big city to rescue him, setting the stage for an epic adventure.

Aardman Animations has done some of the best animation of all time, and Sundance Film Festival is thrilled to present the international premiere of its latest masterpiece. Utilizing marvelous stop-motion animation and clever writing, the animators create lovable characters in hilarious situations. Filled with laughs and thrills, Shaun the Sheep is an instant classic that will delight international audiences of all ages. —T.G.

Recommended for all ages.


COMPANY StudioCanal



Artist Bio

Richard Starzak (aka Golly) joined Aardman in 1983 and during his first nine years worked on Morph, Sledgehammer, Pee-wee’s Playhouse, Ident, and two Rex the Runt pilot films. Having left Aardman, Golly directed the BBC series Robbie the Reindeer, which won 19 international awards, including a BAFTA. Golly later rejoined Aardman as creative director of broadcast and development, developing Shaun the Sheep for television before working on Shaun the Sheep the Movie with co-director Mark Burton. Prior to this film, Mark Burton had a long history with Aardman, having written for Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit, which won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, and a BAFTA for Best British Film. Burton started out as a comedy writer on numerous British TV shows, subsequently writing for leading film and animation studios. His film credits include Madagascar, Gnomeo & Juliet, and Aliens in the Attic.