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Shaun the Sheep Gets First Half-Hour Special



Shaun the Sheep, the beloved Aardman character is getting his first half-hour special that's due to premiere in the UK on BBC One Christmas 2015.  The title of the episode of it is Shaun the Sheep - The Farmers Llamas.  This makes me, a long time Aardman fan really happy in my sole.  It's also a great release time for Shaun because the special goes straight into production following the completion of Shaun the Sheep The Movie (which comes out in February in the UK).

Aardman's original press release went into the plot's detail and also announced that it's going to kick off a further 30*7 season of Shaun that will be released over the 2016 year.
"The new adventure will see the Farmer getting himself into trouble again – when he goes to market to buy pigs, mischievous Shaun goes along for the ride and gets the Farmer to return home with a trio of exotic llamas instead! Shaun is delighted with his prank and convinces the Flock that the Llamas are just what they need to spice up their lives. At first everything’s great fun, but soon their llama roommates get a bit too comfortable in their new home. They begin to take over and the Flock grow increasingly suspicious of their intentions. When things spiral out of control and the llamas install themselves inside the Farmer’s house, Shaun is forced to take action. With the help of a poncho and a set of pan pipes, Shaun may just be able to oust the intruders and save the farm…
Alix Wiseman, Head of Sales and Acquisitions at Aardman comments: “We’re all truly excited to be seeing the story of The Farmer’s Llamas come to life and we hope our global fans will enjoy this fun new adventure as we delve deeper into Shaun’s world.”
Kristian Smith, Commissioning Editor, Comedy added “Aardman are the inimitable masters of beautiful, funny and truly original animation which thrills all ages. BBC Comedy Commissioning is very excited to be working with them again to bring Shaun the Sheep in The Farmer’s Llamas to BBC1 for Christmas 2015″
A further 30×7’ episodes have been launched in the UK this year and continue to enjoy global success, with a particularly strong following in Germany, the Middle East, Japan and Indonesia. Shaun the Sheep is now firmly established as an internationally recognised icon with over 5 million fans on online."
Plus, it'll premier just after the Oscar nominations are in.  And It'd be pretty great if Shaun's first feature could be in the Best Animated Feature slot!

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