Aardman, the creators of Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run have released the first trailer for the upcoming Shaun the Sheep the Movie, due for release in Spring 2015.
This first teaser trailer to mark the start of Shaun’s big screen adventure is one hundred times more fun than the trailer for Postman Pat (out next month), a movie that from its dreadful trailer looks so wrong-footed, so out of kilter with the source material, you have to wonder just how many people might get fired if it proves a box office flop (as I hope it does, frankly).
Still, at least the new Paddington movie (out in November) shows promise, with a cast that includes Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman and the new Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi.
In addition to the long-running Wallace & Gromit newspaper strip for The Sun (which has now ended), Titan Magazines previously published a Shaun the Sheep Comic (as well as special Shaun the Sheep projects such as this comic for the British Skin Foundation). Perhaps they’re eyeing a tie-in with this new film. We look forward to any news.
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The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.