This September, Shaun, Bitzer, The Farmer and the rest of the flock are back for another 20 episodes of more outrageous behaviour, sheepish shenanigans and panic in the pasture on CBBC.
This series, viewers will get the chance to meet a number of new visitors at Mossy Bottom Farm, as the gang are joined by lazy farmhands, rock stars, troublesome moles and hedgehogs and even escaped convicts!
In this side-splitting new series, viewers will see Bitzer reconnecting with his inner-dog, the pigs adopting a far more sophisticated persona and Shaun discovering the importance of a good hairstyle.
With the series seen in 170 territories and a recent hit movie ‘Shaun the Sheep’ remains a firm favourite with families all over the world, and series five promises to bring further fun, mischief and hilarity to its audiences’
Will Becher, Shaun the Sheep Series Director, Aardman said; “Having just finished shooting on the Shaun feature film, Shaun 5 was our most ambitious series yet. Teaming up with Aardman Oscar® winner Steve Box (Creative Director) and Lee Wilton (Co-director), we fused together a blend of crazy new storylines and epic adventures. Look out for a host of new characters including the tiniest inhabitant of Mossy bottom farm, Shelly the Snail!”
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Did Ewe know?
Shaun first appeared in Aardman’s award winning short film Wallace and Gromit; A Close Shave in 1995. During the film Shaun gets an accidental shearing from an automatic knit-o-matic machine and Wallace appropriately decides to name him Shaun, a play on the word Shorn. Although Shaun only appeared on screen for a total of 7 minutes his lovable character won over the nation’s heart and in 2007 a brand new TV series was launched; Shaun the Sheep. Since then Shaun has starred in over 150 episodes, his own feature length film and was recently voted the nation’s best loved BBC children’s TV character of all time in a poll by the Radio Times. With over 6 million fans on Facebook and over 28 million view on YouTube Shaun’s audience continue to grow all around the world. For more information about Shaun the Sheep please visit www.shaunthesheep.com
Aardman, based in Bristol (UK) co-founded and run by Peter Lord and David Sproxton, is a world leader in animation. It produces feature films, series, advertising and digital entertainment for both the domestic and international market. Their multi-award winning productions are novel, entertaining, brilliantly characterised and full of charm that reflects the unique talent, energy and personal commitment of the very special people who make up the Aardman team. The studio’s work is often imitated and yet the company continues to lead the field producing a rare brand of visually stunning and amusing independent and commercials productions. www.aardman.com