With the UK release of Shaun the Sheep The Movie around the corner, the media's been buzzing with Shaun news. This week the Radio Times magazine have devoted a 4-page spread to the film, including an exclusive interview with Nick Park!
Shaun and the Flock are the magazine's cover stars, while inside Nick explains how the the concept for Shaun first came into being and gives a peek into the creative processes involved in making a full-length animation. Nick traces Shaun's journey from a minor character in 'A Close Shave' to a worldwide phenomeon, whose cheeky but lovable persona has captivated fans of all ages, right across the globe.
You can also read about Nick Park's cameo in the film - a 'blink or you'll miss it' moment, but one to look out for in the movie (clue: Nick can be seen wearing a pair of binoculars...)
Another lucky person to get a small part in the film is Jennie King, who won the Radio Times competition to find Shaun's biggest fan. As the winner of the contest, Jennie has had her likeness made into a model that appears during the movie! Jennie was also in attendance at the film's European premiere last week, joining Nick and the film's directors, Richard Starzak and Mark Burton, alongside a host of celebs - including Rizzle Kicks and Ed Sheeran - on the green carpet!
As an extra treat for Radio Times readers, Aardman has created an original animation which can be viewed by downloading the free Blippar app. You'll need a copy of the magazine to activate the exclusive content, as well as the film's trailer and a movie picture gallery.
The Radio Times is available from all good newsagents and supermarkets, and the Shaun the Sheep edition is on sale now, covering TV schedules for the 31st January-6th February. Get your copy today!
You can keep up with all the latest Shaun movie news over at www.shaunthesheep.com.