Aardman Animations has released a new trailer for the upcoming Shaun the Sheep sequel film, Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, a title that industry spectators have highlighted as ‘shaping up nicely,’ ahead of its release this October.
The follow up title to 2015’s hit animated feature film takes a sci-fi turn with the introduction of a new out of town character LU-LA, an alien creature who crash lands near Mossy Bottom Farm and immediately enthrals its residence in next level caper.
The film lands four years after Shaun the Sheep’s first solo big screen outing (let’s not forget that audiences were first introduced to the popular character way back in 1995). The film brought in a very respectable $106.2 million at the global box office.
Hopes are high that the sequel title, landing in UK cinemas this October and hitting US theatres shortly after in December, can mirror the success of the original.
According to industry spectators, the new title is already ‘shaping up very well,’ with ‘great characters old and new.’ We’ve also seen licensing activity around the Aardman creation maintain a buoyant presence at retail.
Directed by Will Becher and Richard Phelan, from a script written by Jon Brown and Mark Burton with characters by Nick Park, and starring Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, and Kate Harbour, Shaun the Sheep Movie 2: Farmaggedon lands in UK cinemas on October 18th this year.
Check out the latest trailer below: