Shaun

Tucked away in the rolling hillsides of Mossy Bottom Farm, our favourite sheep Shaun is showing off his flock for their latest ‘human’ misadventure: a trip to the big screen. With his big city curiosity piqued and exuberance in his step, ewe (!) can be certain that this clay-mated mischief-maker will be just as successful as it’s founding franchise Wallace And Gromit.

With SHAUN THE SHEEP THE MOVIE out now, the team at THN have taken a look back at some of the other clay-tastically successful children’s books and programs that have been transformed for the big screen. Let’s begin!

Wallace

1. Wallace And Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit

Described as two of ‘best-known and best-loved stars to come out of the UK’, you can thank Wallace (an absent-minded inventor and cheese enthusiast) and his anthropomorphic companion Gromit, for introducing the world to Shaun The Sheep in their 1995 short film A CLOSE SHAVE.

Described as two of ‘best-known and best-loved stars to come out of the UK’, you can thank Wallace (an absent-minded inventor and cheese enthusiast) and his anthropomorphic companion Gromit, for introducing the world to Shaun The Sheep in their 1995 short film A CLOSE SHAVE.

Their first feature film, the Academy Award winning WALLACE AND GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT, follows Wallace and Gromit as they protect their veggie-mad neighbourhood from the over-populating bunny beasts that are massacring the village’s gardens.

Acclaimed by both critics and audiences, this five year labour of vegetarian horror is the second highest grossing stop-motion animation film behind CHICKEN RUN and generated over £128 million world-wide at the box office.

 

Source: Box Office Mojo, Aardman Animations