You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Disney rounds up Aardman’s ‘Sheep’

Children's TV program already an international gem

The Disney Channel has acquired the children’s TV property “Shaun the Sheep” from Aardman Animations.

The international hit, which just won the Annecy Animated Film Festival’s Cristal Award for best TV production, will launch July 8 at 8:55 p.m. The interstitials will bow each Sunday, then run throughout the week between Disney Channel series.

“Shaun the Sheep” follows the comedic stories of a young sheep who leads his barnyard pals into all sorts of adventures. The character was first introduced in the Oscar-winning “Wallace & Gromit” short “A Close Shave,” from Aardman and Nick Park.

“Aardman Animations represents the platinum standard in stop-motion animation and ‘Shaun the Sheep’ brilliantly captures the unique brand of humor for which they have become world famous,” said Disney Channel Worldwide prexy Gary Marsh.

Project is targeted toward kids age 5 to 10. “Shaun the Sheep” has already been sold to 145 territories, including Australia, Spain, Germany, France, Japan and India.

” ‘Shaun’ was always destined to be the star of his own show,” said Aardman head of broadcast Miles Bullough, who also exec produces the series. “The show has been hugely popular with broadcasters around the world.”

Aardman is known for its work on the Oscar-winning feature “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit,” as well as the films “Flushed Away” and “Chicken Run.”

More TV

  • Telemundo Adds 'Series Premium' Sunday Drama

    Telemundo Adds 'Series Premium' Sunday Drama Showcase

    The Disney Channel has acquired the children’s TV property “Shaun the Sheep” from Aardman Animations. The international hit, which just won the Annecy Animated Film Festival’s Cristal Award for best TV production, will launch July 8 at 8:55 p.m. The interstitials will bow each Sunday, then run throughout the week between Disney Channel series. “Shaun […]

  • 'Grey's Anatomy' Renewed for Season 15

    'Grey's Anatomy' Renewed for Season 15 at ABC

    The Disney Channel has acquired the children’s TV property “Shaun the Sheep” from Aardman Animations. The international hit, which just won the Annecy Animated Film Festival’s Cristal Award for best TV production, will launch July 8 at 8:55 p.m. The interstitials will bow each Sunday, then run throughout the week between Disney Channel series. “Shaun […]

  • Jane The Virgin -- "Chapter Eighty-One"

    'Jane the Virgin' Boss on Season 4 Finale: 'I Knew It Would Be the Ultimate Surprise'

    The Disney Channel has acquired the children’s TV property “Shaun the Sheep” from Aardman Animations. The international hit, which just won the Annecy Animated Film Festival’s Cristal Award for best TV production, will launch July 8 at 8:55 p.m. The interstitials will bow each Sunday, then run throughout the week between Disney Channel series. “Shaun […]

  • WGA Writers Contract Talks

    Writers Guild Seeks to Reshape Talent Agency Business in Proposed Deal

    The Disney Channel has acquired the children’s TV property “Shaun the Sheep” from Aardman Animations. The international hit, which just won the Annecy Animated Film Festival’s Cristal Award for best TV production, will launch July 8 at 8:55 p.m. The interstitials will bow each Sunday, then run throughout the week between Disney Channel series. “Shaun […]

  • charlie corwin imgine entertainment

    Charlie Corwin Exits Imagine CEO Post

    The Disney Channel has acquired the children’s TV property “Shaun the Sheep” from Aardman Animations. The international hit, which just won the Annecy Animated Film Festival’s Cristal Award for best TV production, will launch July 8 at 8:55 p.m. The interstitials will bow each Sunday, then run throughout the week between Disney Channel series. “Shaun […]

  • Obit Obituary Placeholder

    TV and Film Producer Susan Reiner Dies at 69

    The Disney Channel has acquired the children’s TV property “Shaun the Sheep” from Aardman Animations. The international hit, which just won the Annecy Animated Film Festival’s Cristal Award for best TV production, will launch July 8 at 8:55 p.m. The interstitials will bow each Sunday, then run throughout the week between Disney Channel series. “Shaun […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content