Shaun The Sheep from ‘Wallace And Gromit’ gets his own movie

The feature-length 'claymation' film will hit cinemas in spring 2015

Wallace And Gromit‘s Shaun The Sheep is to star in his own full-length feature film.

Aardman Animations have teamed up with StudioCanal, Europe’s largest production company, to make Shaun The Sheep using Aardman’s trademark “claymation” technique. The film will hit cinemas in spring 2015, the BBC reports.

The film is being written and directed by Richard Starzak, who also works on the Shaun The Sheep TV series, and Mark Burton, co-writer of Madagascar. The story is described as an “epic adventure” in which our woolly hero leaves the farm for a mission in the city.

Aardman co-founder David Sproxton said in a statement: “Shaun and his friends have a massive global following. We are very excited about being able to put them into a bigger adventure for the big screen.” Aardman’s previous big screen hits include Chicken Run, Wallace And Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit and last year’s The Pirates!.

Shaun The Sheep first appeared in 1995’s A Close Shave, an Oscar-winning short film starring Wallace and Gromit. His CBBC TV series began in 2007 and has now racked up over 80 episodes.