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While they clean the windows of a wool shop, Wallace meets and falls in love Wallace, Shaun and the other sheep rescue Gromit from prison and they hide. Shaun the Sheep is a British stop-motion animated television series. The series stars Shaun A feature-length film, titled Shaun the Sheep Movie, was released theatrically in Shaun the Sheep's first appearance was in Wallace & Gromit's third short feature, the Academy Award-winning A Close Shave, as the. It's not long to wait now until Shaun the Sheep The Movie is released around the loose in the Big City, meeting new friends and a couple of foes along the way.
A DVD of the film will follow. And we have a whole range of merchandising around the event, with 15 companies involved already. But the truth is, everything has just aligned itself really well. StudioCanal Shaun's Star man The rise and rise of Shaun the Sheep may look like Aardman undergoing a changing of the guard, after decades of fame and success spearheaded by Wallace and Gromit.
A Close Shave
To the outside world, since Peter Lord and David Sproxton founded the company in and hired Nick Park nine years later, this trio have been the public human faces behind its inspired animation output. A decade ago Richard Starzak started to see the potential for Shaun, and devised and directed the TV series that finally launched his career.
A reserved man who does not waste his words, Starzak is a legend within Aardman. Metal 'joints' help with subtle manipulations of the figures' movements. Jonathon Williams Starzak and Burton devised a story that takes Shaun and his pals into a big city.
It begins with Shaun feeling irritated with his humdrum life and being constantly bossed around by the farmer. There is also a pantomime horse, an appealing orphan girl and a food fight. But can the film attract audiences beyond the very young?
The producer Paul Kewley thinks so, citing anecdotal evidence that lots of adults watched the television series. The BBC is known to have received complaints from adult viewers that episodes finished long before they got home from work.
Some of them are in university now. I always hope to do more. To achieve this a lot of duplication is necessary. Thus there are three identical farmhouses on as many units, complete with rolling green meadows. There are a dozen Shaun models, so he can appear in multiple scenes being shot at different units on the same day.
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Characters have a variety of teeth, to give expression to different emotions. Jonathon Williams Many of the animators and model makers have worked on the TV series, so getting the characters away from the farm and into the city was a fresh and welcome challenge.
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Part of the miniature city stands in one unit, and the attention to detail is extraordinary. Wallace and Gromit, who have been spying on the scene, give chase on their motorcycle. The sidecar Gromit rides in separates, rushes down another road and off the edge of a foot cliff.
Gromit saves himself by activating the sidecar's ability to turn into an aeroplane, and flies after Wallace's motorbike and the lorry. Their attempts to catch Preston fail, and Wallace instead gets himself trapped in the lorry.
A Close Shave The Birth of Shaun the Sheep Wallace and Gromit
The captives are transported to Preston's factory, where Preston has used the stolen blueprints to build a giant replica of the Knit-o-Matic machine.
The captives are loaded into the wash basin, with Shaun escaping, and Preston pulls out the nozzle to suck them into the shearing machine. As they fight against the suction, Shaun activates some neon signs, revealing the factory's location to Gromit, who then flies in and attacks Preston with the porridge gun. Shaun then pulls the nozzle away to suck Preston into the Knit-o-Matic, which Gromit programs to give a "Close Shave".
Wendolene reveals that Preston is a malfunctioning "cyber dog" built by her father, that has "turned out evil". Preston breaks out of the machine with his fake fur ripped off, revealing his robotic form. Unable to see after being dressed in a jumper knitted out of his fake fur, Preston accidentally loads himself and Gromit onto the conveyor belt of his "Mutton-o-Matic" mincing machine.
Wallace attempts to turn the machine off but inadvertently loads everyone else on as well except Shaun. As they all fight against the conveyor belt, Shaun swings over them on an anvil and knocks Preston into the machine. Gromit is exonerated from all charges of the thefts, Wallace has rebuilt Preston back to the harmless pet he used to be, and Wendolene comes by to thank him.
However, when Wallace invites her in to have cheese, he discovers that she dislikes cheese, which brings her out in a rash. This is greatly to his dismay "Not even Wensleydale? The film ends with Wallace finding Shaun eating his cheese.
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