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First Look At Aardman’s 2019 Feature ‘Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’

Here’s a first look at Aardman Animations’ next stop motion film: Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon.

The first feature-length adaptation of the popular tv character, the Oscar-nominated Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015), was a solid performer, grossing $106.2 million worldwide. Less than $20 million of that total came from the U.S., but Aardman films perform so well in other territories, that the U.S. often isn’t essential to the financing of the studio’s projects.

Farmageddon has an extraterrestrial set-up:

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 a mission to shepherd the intergalactic visitor home before a sinister organization can capture her…can Shaun and the flock avert Farmageddon on Mossy Bottom Farm before it’s too late?

Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon is directed by Richard Phelan and Will Becher, written by Jon Brown and Mark Burton, produced by Paul Kewley, and executive produced by Mark Burton, Richard Starzak, Peter Lord, Nick Park. and David Sproxton.

Studiocanal, which is co-financing the film, will distribute in the U.K., France, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand in fall 2019. U.S. distribution is being handled by Lionsgate, which has not set a domestic release date yet.

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