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Shaun the Sheep and Aardman’s feats of clay

 The Big Issue UK 09 February 2019

Twenty years ago in the Aardman Animations stop motion film studio in the outskirts of Bristol in the UK, a lamb was born. Back in 1995 Shaun the Sheep appeared for only six minutes in the third Wallace & Gromit short film A Close Shave yet his impact was so great he has since starred in his own TV show – sold to 170 territories around the world. Now, Shaun the Sheep is on the brink of international stardom with the release of his first feature film. “We’re all a bit astounded,” says the loveable lamb’s creator and clay-modelling maestro Nick Park in an interview with The Big Issue. (1424 Words) - By Steven MacKenzie

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Aardman Animation's loveable lamb Shaun the Sheep is back with his very own movie.Credit: StudioCanal/Aardman Animations

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Shear brilliance: Shaun the Sheep stars in his very first movie by Aardman Animations.Credit: StudioCanal/Aardman Animations

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Baa-rilliant news - Shaun the Sheep is starring in his very own feature film. Credit: StudioCanal/Aardman Animations

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Feats of clay: the new Shaun the Sheep Movie was completed in nine months, with around three seconds of footage completed a day.Credit: StudioCanal/Aardman Animations

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The painstaking process of stop motion animation at the Aardman studios in Bristol, UK.Credit: StudioCanal/Aardman Animations

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Back in 1995 Shaun the Sheep appeared for only six minutes in the third Wallace & Gromit short film A Close Shave. Now he's on the brink of international stardom with the release of his first feature film. Credit: StudioCanal/Aardman Animations


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