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PR: Shaun the Sheep Gets First Half Hour Special- ‘The Farmers Llamas’!


The nation’s favourite, Shaun the Sheep has been given his first ever half hour special

Monday 13th OCTOBER 2014

thefarmersllamas_StillAardman Animations, along with key broadcast partners BBC One, BBC Comedy Commissioning and WDR Germany, are delighted to announce that family favourite Shaun the Sheep has just been given the green light for a brand new half hour special! ‘Shaun the Sheep – The Farmers Llamas’, is the first half hour filmto be produced for the brand and is due to premiere on BBC One at Christmas 2015. Following its premiere in the UK, The Farmers Llamas will air on all Aardman’s partner channels reaching a global family audience. The special goes straight into production following the completion of Shaun the Sheep The Movie, which is set for international theatrical release from February 2015.

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 yearand 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.


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Aardman Rights and Brand Developmentare renowned for developing and building enduring character brands across all media. They specialise in marketing and realising the commercial potential of their properties in a way that celebrates and respects their intrinsic creative values. Classic brands in the portfolio include Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, Timmy Time and Morph, while Aardman Rights has recently acquired third party representation for a number of top Children’s brands.