Cartoon Network acquires the exclusive rights to air the new season of Aardman Animations' 'Shaun the Sheep' across Southeast Asia, including Taiwan and the Philippines.
Hong Kong – Cartoon Network acquires the exclusive rights to air the new season of Aardman Animations', Shaun the Sheep, across Southeast Asia, including Taiwan and the Philippines.
The region’s leading international kids’ channel will start airing the first part (20x7’) of the fourth season immediately. The second part (10x7’) will be available from 2015, and will coincide with the theatrical release of the Shaun the Sheep movie, also produced by Aardman, creators of Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run. Cartoon Network has also picked up rights for Season 1 (40x7’) and Season 2 (40x7’) until 2018.
Edward Barnieh, Senior Manager of Acquisitions, Programming and Development at Turner International Asia Pacific, said: “Shaun the Sheep is an irresistibly creative and funny show from one of the leading animations studios in Europe. While it has rightfully earned plaudits from around the world, this is a series that will delight and entertain audiences in Asia. It is an exciting addition to Cartoon Network’s comedy line-up and fits perfectly alongside our other slapstick series.”
Shaun, the world’s most famous and favourite sheep, returns after delighting audiences in scores of hilarious episodes since 2007. The latest season of the stop-frame, non-dialogue animation offers another 30 thrilling adventures set on Mossybottom Farm.
In Season 4, Shaun, sheepdog Bitzer and the Flock continue to delight and entertain children and family audiences all over the world. The laugh-out-loud adventures guarantee even more thrills and raucous adventures with Shaun and his friends down on the farm.
Source: Cartoon Network
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.