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Film Review: ‘A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’

  • Variety
Film Review: ‘A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’
No asteroids are hurtling toward Earth in “A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon,” though a flying frozen pizza does softly slice the top off an elderly shopper’s hairdo: That’s roughly the level of quirky peril we’re talking about in the latest outing from Aardman Animations, and as usual, the British stop-motion masters cheerfully prove that benign needn’t mean bland. Arriving nearly five years after the Oscar-nominated “Shaun the Sheep Movie” successfully expanded the bucolic “Wallace and Gromit” spinoff to feature length, this baa-lated but baa-guiling sequel — if such puns make you wince, perhaps give the film a wide berth — returns Aardman to winningly offbeat form after last year’s adept but oddly anemic prehistoric adventure “Early Man.”

Farmageddon” is the first feature-length sequel from an outfit that has experienced steadily diminishing commercial returns since “Chicken Run” raked in $225 million worldwide at the turn of the century.
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Take a trip out of this world in new trailer for the ‘Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’

Studiocanal has released a new trailer and poster for Aardman Animation’s Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon with an introduction to an alien.

Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’ 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 prehistoric comedy adventure, ‘Early Man’. Studiocanal is co-financing and will distribute in its own territories, the UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand in Autumn 2019.

Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon is Directed by Richard Phelan and Will Becher, Written by Jon Brown and Mark Burton, Produced by Paul Kewley with Executive Producers Mark Burton and Richard Starzak, Peter Lord, Nick Park and David Sproxton.

Also in trailers – Tom Holland makes Will Smith an offer he can’t refuse in new trailer for ‘Spies in Disguise

The film hits UK cinemas October
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‘Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’ Trailer; Rtl CEO Exits; Team Unveiled For Multi-Million BFI Fund — Global Briefs

  • Deadline
Studiocanal has launched the first full-length trailer for Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, the Aardman sequel in which a visitor from a far off galaxy arrives in the quiet town of Mossingham.

Pic is directed by Richard Phelan and Will Becher, produced by Paul Kewley and written by Mark Burton and Jon Brown, with executive producers Mark Burton and Richard Starzak, Peter Lord, Nick Park, Carla Shelley and David Sproxton. Voice cast includes Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, Kate Harbour.

The 2015 first movie grossed $106M globally, including $19M in the U.S. Backer Studiocanal will distribute in UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand in autumn 2019. Lionsgate has U.S. rights.

In a surprise move, Bert Habets, the CEO of Euro media giant Rtl, has resigned. Thomas Rabe will take the reins while also continuing in his role as CEO of Rtl-owner Bertelsmann. According to Reuters, Habets is leaving for family
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An Alien invades in new trailer for ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’

  • HeyUGuys
Studiocanal has released a new trailer for Aardman Animation’s Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon with an introduction to an alien.

Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’ 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 prehistoric comedy adventure, ‘Early Man’. Studiocanal is co-financing and will distribute in its own territories, the UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand in Autumn 2019.

Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon is Directed by Richard Phelan and Will Becher, Written by Jon Brown and Mark Burton, Produced by Paul Kewley with Executive Producers Mark Burton and Richard Starzak, Peter Lord, Nick Park and David Sproxton.

Also in trailers – Final trailer for ‘Ugly Dolls’ welcomes you to the Institute of perfection

The film is released in the UK October 18th.

Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
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UK Film & TV Production Spend Tops $4B In 2018; Inward Investment Hits $2.4B

  • Deadline
Despite the looming specter of Brexit, the UK production business continues to drive strong numbers — even if preliminary statistics released by the BFI today do not all constitute new records. Film and high-end TV production spend combined exceeded £3.1B ($4B) in 2018. Television saw the bigger increases, repping £1.173B ($1.53B) of the total for a 4% hike on 2017 and the highest level since the tax credit was introduced in 2013. Film production spend was £1.924B ($2.51B), the 2nd best score on record. The figures were released today as part of the BFI’s annual statistics report which also covers box office.

Inward investment, with the U.S. a key producing partner for the UK, was £795M on high-end TV and £1.628B on features. Significantly, three of the top box office draws locally in 2018 were made in Britain: Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War (£70.8M), Universal’s Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (£65.5M
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‘A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’ First Trailer: Aardman’s Beloved Flock Goes to Space

The adorable stars of Aardman Animations’ delightful smash hit “Shaun the Sheep Movie” and the popular television series of the same name are back on the big screen for another adventure in farm-based jokes, animated wizardry, and the pure joy of watching the world’s best flock engage in all manner of high jinks. And this time around, they’re going to space. No, really.

In “A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon,” the fuzzy inhabitants of Mossy Bottom Farm are about to take on more than even they can handle. Per the film’s official synopsis, “Strange lights over the quiet town of Mossingham herald the arrival of a mystery visitor from far across the galaxy… but at nearby Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun has other things on his mind, as his mischievous schemes are continually thwarted by an exasperated Bitzer. When an impish and adorable alien with amazing powers crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm,
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Events are out of this world in teaser trailer and first look image for ‘Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’

  • HeyUGuys
Studiocanal has released the first look Aardman Animation’s ‘Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon and it’s gone all ‘Close Encounters’ on us.

Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’ 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 prehistoric comedy adventure, ‘Early Man’. Studiocanal is co-financing and will distribute in its own territories, the UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand in Autumn 2019.

Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon is Directed by Richard Phelan and Will Becher, Written by Jon Brown and Mark Burton, Produced by Paul Kewley with Executive Producers Mark Burton and Richard Starzak, Peter Lord, Nick Park and David Sproxton.

Also in the trailers – “Long Live the King” a new trailer for ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ is unleashed

The film has a UK release of October
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‘Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’: First Trailer For Aardman Family Pic

  • Deadline
‘Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’: First Trailer For Aardman Family Pic
Here’s a first teaser trailer for Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, the sequel to Aardman and Studiocanal’s 2015 box office hit which took more than $100M global. In the sequel, strange lights over the quiet town of Mossingham herald the arrival of a mystery visitor from far across the galaxy, while at nearby Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun’s mischievous schemes are continually thwarted by exasperated farmer Bitzer. ‘It’s close encounters of the herd kind’, says the production.

Studiocanal is co-financing and will distribute in its own territories, the UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand in autumn 2019. Directors are Richard Phelan and Will Becher; writers are Jon Brown and Mark Burton; producer is Paul Kewley; executive producers are Mark Burton and Richard Starzak, Peter Lord, Nick Park and David Sproxton.
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‘Shaun The Sheep: Farmageddon’ Trailer Lands Online

The very first Shaun The Sheep Farmageddon trailer has arrived online courtesy of Aardman Animations. The film, a follow up to The Shaun The Sheep Movie, will arrive in cinemas in 2019.

Aardman Animation/ Studiocanal Shaun The Sheep Farmageddon trailer arrives

The original ‘Shaun The Sheep Movie’ opened to huge acclaim, both from fans and critics, back in 2015, and its follow-up looks equally as good, judging from the first footage.

Here’s the official synopsis as provided by the studio.

Strange lights over the quiet town of Mossingham herald the arrival of a mystery visitor from far across the galaxy… but at nearby Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun has other things on his mind, as his mischievous schemes are continually thwarted by an exasperated Bitzer.

When an impish and adorable alien with amazing powers crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun soon sees an opportunity for alien-powered fun and adventure, setting off on
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Studiocanal sees bright prospects for Grant Sputore’s ‘I Am Mother’

Hilary Swank in ‘I Am Mother.’

Executives at Studiocanal are so confident that Grant Sputore’s I Am Mother will get a meaningful Us release they plan to launch the sci-fi thriller in Australia after the Us.

Adelaide Film Festival audiences will see a work-in-progress of Sputore’s debut feature, which stars Hilary Swank, newcomer Clara Rugaard, a former Disney Channel star in Denmark, and Rose Byrne, on October 12.

Rugaard plays a lonely teenager who is raised by ‘Mother,’ a kindly robot designed to repopulate the Earth following the extinction of mankind. That bond is threatened when a blood-drenched woman played by Swank turns up, calling into question everything the girl had been told about the outside world.

Byrne will voice the robot, which was designed by Kiwi special effects house Weta Workshop. Sputore described the collaboration with the Weta team led by founder Richard Taylor as a “dream.”

After
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Hilarious Early Man Teaser Trailer Hits

Lionsgate has released the first trailer for director Nick Park’s Early Man.

Get ready for the Battle for the Ages – starring Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams and Timothy Spall.

Early Man is the new prehistoric comedy adventure from four-time Academy Award-winning director Nick Park and Aardman, the creators of Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep. Shot in Aardman’s own distinctive style, the film will take audiences on an extraordinary journey into an exciting new world unleashing an unforgettable tribe of unique and funny new characters voiced by an all-star British cast.

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the earth, ‘Early Man’ tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne) and his best friend Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

Leading Dug’s tribe of
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Take A Prehistoric Adventure In New Poster And Trailer For Nick Park’s Early Man

Early Man is the new prehistoric comedy adventure from four-time Academy Award®-winning director Nick Park and Aardman, the creators of Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep. Shot in Aardman’s own distinctive style, the film will take audiences on an extraordinary journey into an exciting new world unleashing an unforgettable tribe of unique and funny new characters voiced by an all-star British cast.

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne) and his best friend Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

Leading Dug’s tribe of lovable misfits Is Chief Bobnar (Timothy Spall) who is joined by Treebor (Richard Ayoade), Magma (Selina Griffiths), Asbo (Johnny Vegas), Barry (Mark Williams), Gravelle (Gina Yashere), Eemak (Simon Greenall) and Grubup (Richard Webber).

Early Man,
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Early Man: the new trailer for Aardman's next movie

Simon Brew Dec 19, 2017

From the director of Wallace & Gromit: Curse Of The Were-Rabbit comes Early Man. Here's the brand new trailer...

Aardman has just released the latest trailer for its upcoming animated movie, Early Man. We're hugely excited about this one, not least because it's the first feature film Nick Park has directed in over a decade. Here's the trailer...

Back in November, it released the third trailer for the film...

Here's the second trailer too, that arrived at the start of September...

From March

We know of two films in the works at one of our favourite animation studios, Aardman, right now. There’s a sequel to the delightful Shaun The Sheep: The Movie. But before that, Nick Park is directing a feature for the first time since Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit. This, chums, is mighty exciting news.

The feature in question is Early Man, that
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Early Man Trailer: Aardman Animation Heads to the Stone Age

Early Man Trailer: Aardman Animation Heads to the Stone Age
Aardman and StudioCanal are excited to announce British comedy greats Timothy Spall, Richard Ayoade, Selina Griffiths, Johnny Vegas, Mark Williams, Gina Yashere, Simon Greenall and Richard Webber have joined the cast of Early Man alongside international stars Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston and Maisie Williams. As the voice cast of the tribe, their talent will be showcased in Nick Park's new prehistoric comedy adventure as a new teaser trailer is released worldwide today. Here's what director Nick Park had to say in his statement.

"Today we get to meet Dug's tribe, a loveable bunch of misfits voiced by some exceptional British talent. They're essentially a group of inept cavemen and women including Treebor, played by Richard Ayoade, a gentle giant scared of his own shadow; Magma, Treebor's no nonsense mother voiced by Selena Griffiths and Mark Williams as Barry, whose best friend is a rock. Chief Bobnar, voiced by the brilliant Timothy Spall,
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Here’s the first teaser for Aardman’s next animated feature Early Man

Aardman Animation and StudioCanal have released the very first Early Man teaser trailer, the new film from director Nick Park. The film will open in cinemas on January 26th 2018, and features the voices of Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston and Timothy Spall.

Early Man teaser trailer

Early Man is the new prehistoric comedy adventure from four-time Academy Award-winning director Nick Park and Aardman, the creators of Wallace And Gromit and Shaun The Sheep. Shot in Aardman’s own distinctive style, the film will take audiences on an extraordinary journey into an exciting new world unleashing an unforgettable tribe of unique and funny new characters voiced by an all-star British cast.

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne) and his best friend Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston
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Movie News: 'Shaun the Sheep 2' on Its Way; Scarlett Johansson Wants to Play Zelda Fitzgerald, Too

Shaun the Sheep Movie 2: A sequel to the delightful animated adventure Shaun the Sheep Movie is on its way. Pre-production on Shaun the Sheep Movie 2 will begin in January 2017; Richard Starzak will once again direct. No details on the story have been revealed yet; the original comedy saw the farm animals take a trip to the big city. [Aardman]   The Beautiful and the Damned: We just heard that Jennifer Lawrence may portray Zelda Fitzgerald and now comes word that Scarlett Johansson (Hail, Caesar!, above) also wants to play the socialite in a separate movie titled The Beautiful and the Damned. Hanna Weg wrote the script, inspired in part by recently uncovered information suggesting that Zelda's husband F. Scott Fitzgerald passed off some of her literary ideas as his...

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News Briefs: 'Shaun the Sheep 2' on Its Way

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Shaun the Sheep Movie 2: A sequel to the delightful animated adventure Shaun the Sheep Movie is on its way. Preproduction on Shaun the Sheep Movie 2 will begin in January 2017; Richard Starzak will once again direct. No details on the story have been revealed yet; the original comedy saw the farm animals take a trip to the big city. [Aardman]   The Beautiful and the Damned: We just heard that Jennifer Lawrence may portray Zelda Fitzgerald and now comes word that Scarlett...

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Newswire: The Wallace & Gromit cinematic universe will expand with Shaun The Sheep Movie 2

Aardman Animations and Studiocanal are planning to produce a sequel to the Oscar-nominated 2015 children’s film Shaun The Sheep Movie, to be directed by the first film’s co-director Richard Starzak, Deadline reports. What’s not immediately apparent, though, is that this not merely a follow-up to a successful film, but an expansion of a 27-year-old complex expansive universe of short films, feature films, and TV shows known as the Aardmaniverse. The fact that you’re probably not even familiar with that term really just goes to show how little respect this umbrella of droll storytelling gets. Named for studio Aardman Animations, the shared universe is an ever-expanding outgrowth of British stop-motion animator Nick Park’s 1989 short films Wallace & Gromit: A Grand Day Out (about a man and his dog) and Creature Comforts (in which human interview subjects are replaced with animated animals).

In his third Wallace ...
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‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’ Sequel in Development at Aardman Animations

‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’ Sequel in Development at Aardman Animations
Shaun the Sheep became a breakout star in Nick Park’s 1995 short film “Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave.” The stop-motion character was then featured in “Wallace and Gromit’s Cracking Contraptions” and had his own TV series “Shaun the Sheep.”

Shaun’s big hit came in 2015 when he starred in his own feature film “Shaun the Sheep Movie.” Now, after box office success and an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Film, Aardman Animations and StudioCanal announced that a sequel is in the works.

Read More: ‘This Modern World by Tom Tomorrow’ To Be Adapted as An Animated Series

Pre-production for “Shaun the Sheep Movie 2” will begin in January 2017, with Richard Starzak back on board as director (he co-directed the first with Mark Burton) and Paul Kewley producing.

“Shaun’s move to the big screen proved such a success with audiences around the world that he and the flock are very
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Aardman Rounds Up The Flock For Shaun The Sheep Sequel

Bristol-based animation studio Aardman is primed to round up the flock for a sequel to last year’s sleeper hit, Shaun the Sheep.

Reteaming with Studiocanal, pre-production on the stop-motion feature will get going early next year, when Richard Starzak will return at the helm. He’ll be directing on his lonesome this time around, however, after it was confirmed that Mark Burton, who co-directed the first film, will not return. Paul Kewley is on board to produce.

Pitched as “another epic and hilarious journey, in what will be their biggest and most exciting adventure yet,” Shaun the Sheep 2 will herald the return of the title character first introduced in Nick Park’s Oscar-winning short, A Close Shave. Little is known about the sequel’s story at this time, though David Sproxton, co-founder and executive chairman of Aardman (Wallace and Gromit), stated, “the flock are very excited to be embarking
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