Previously expected to be a theatrical release, Netflix has now acquired the U.S., Canada and Latin America rights to Aardman’s A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon from STUDIOCANAL. The movie will be available on the streaming service in early 2020. STUDIOCANAL and their worldwide distribution partners are releasing the film in the rest of the world.
In the film, when an alien named Lu-La crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, her magical powers, irrepressible mischief and galactic sized burps soon have Shaun the Sheep and his flock enchanted. But when Shaun takes his new extraterrestrial friend on the road to find her lost spaceship, little does he know that a sinister alien-hunting agency is on their trail. Now Shaun and the flock must avert Farmageddon before it’s too late.
The movie was directed by Richard Phelan and Will Becher, written by Jon Brown and Mark Burton, produced by Paul Kewley, and executive produced by Mark Burton and Richard Starzak, Peter Lord, Nick Park, Carla Shelley and David Sproxton.
The film 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.
A number of Aardman’s beloved titles, such as Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Flushed Away, and Shaun the Sheep Movie are currently available for members to enjoy on Netflix in most countries.