Tuesday 25 October 2016


AARDMAN and STUDIOCANAL today announce SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE 2 Directed by
Richard Starzak (Shaun the Sheep Movie, Creature Comforts) and Produced by Paul Kewley
(Shaun the Sheep Movie, The Farmer’s Llamas). Pre-production will commence January 2017.
The world’s favourite sheep returns to the big screen in SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE 2, the sequel
to his hugely successful and highly acclaimed Oscar nominated 2015 cinematic debut. Shaun
and the Flock are back for another epic and hilarious journey, in what will be their biggest and
most exciting adventure yet.

David Sproxton Co-founder and Executive Chairman at Aardman said: “Shaun’s move to the
big screen proved such a success with audiences around the world that he and the flock are very
excited to be embarking on another big screen adventure. Aardman is partnering with
STUDIOCANAL once again to produce another rip-roaring comedy, featuring Shaun and the rest
of the gang in a story that takes them to even greater heights of lunacy.“

Ron Halpern, EVP of International Productions and Acquisitions for STUDIOCANAL
adds: "All of us here at STUDIOCANAL are Aardman fans. To get to see the wonderful way they
work in Bristol as they have for 40 years now through to the first SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE was
an experience we will always cherish. Luckily we get to start again with what will definitely be
another film showcasing Aardman's unique humour, creativity and craftsmanship."

SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE 2 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 highly
anticipated new prehistoric comedy adventure, EARLY MAN, currently in production.
STUDIOCANAL is co-financing and will distribute in its own territories, the UK, France,
Germany, Australia and New Zealand, selling worldwide at AFM.