We’re getting another Shaun the Sheep movie! Aardman Animations has given us an early Christmas present with the arrival of the first Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon teaser. The teaser reintroduces us to the beloved residents of Mossy Bottom Farm, but with a sci-fi twist: there are aliens now.
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In 2018, huge media corporations are like those rolling cities in Mortal Engines: they’re always on the hunt for a smaller company to consume. But Aardman Animations, the stop-motion animation company responsible for projects like Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run, isn’t interested in being eaten up by a behemoth like Disney, Comcast, or WarnerMedia. In a preemptive move to make sure they don’t become the next 20th Century Fox, the founders of the company have given a 75% stake in Aardman to the people who deserve it most: its own employees.
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, watch the nearly hour-long Actor’s Roundtable discussion from The Hollywood Reporter. Plus, spend some time learning about the stop-motion puppets from Aardman Animation in their new film The Early Man, and take a closer look at the anatomy of makeover movies like She’s All That. Read More »