It’s one small step for lamb and one giant leap for lamb-kind as Shaun the Sheep deftly handles his first zero gravity flight in preparation for his first space mission in SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON, launching this Autumn.
Shaun was granted exclusive access to the specialized ‘Zero G’ Airbus A310, during one of its parabolic flights and trained under the supervision of the European Space Agency’s team. This special flight offered Shaun insight into the rigorous training all astronauts embark on before their missions – most recently including the likes of Luca Parmitano who is readying himself for his second mission on board the International Space Station, launching July 20th which itself marks the 50th Anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landing on the moon.
The Director General of the European Space Agency, Jan Wörner, commented “ESA is very happy to have helped Shaun in his big space adventure”.
ESA will be working further with Aardman and STUDIOCANAL as Shaun, Bitzer and the Flock ready themselves for their first space escapade with dedicated activity planned across STUDIOCANAL’s European territories as part of this exclusive collaboration.
Shaun the Sheep’s highly anticipated return to the big screen will herald the arrival of a mystery visitor from far across the galaxy…
…an impish and adorable alien called LU-LA who crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun soon sees an opportunity for alien-powered fun and adventure as he sets off on a mission to shepherd LU-LA home.
SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON continues the production partnership with AARDMAN and STUDIOCANAL following the success of SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE directed by Mark Burton and Richard Starzak, which grossed $106 million worldwide and Nick Park’s prehistoric comedy adventure, EARLY MAN. STUDIOCANAL is financing and will distribute in its own territories, the UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand in Autumn 2019.
SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON is Directed by Richard Phelan and Will Becher, Produced by Paul Kewley, Written by Mark Burton and Jon Brown, with Executive Producers Mark Burton and Richard Starzak, Peter Lord, Nick Park, Carla Shelley and David Sproxton.