Shaun the Sheep

Mid 2005, Aardman started developing a TV series based on the hit character Shaun the Sheep from Wallace and Gromit’s  A Close Shave. Faced with the prospect of shooting huge amounts of animation on a tight schedule, they put out an internal competition for storyboarders and directors to handle the first 40 episodes. Happily I got through and joined the first series as a story artist before going on to direct. Below is my favorite episode. This show was my film school. Faced with the challenges of economy and a very limited world, we had a ton of fun and manged to insert a rich vein of grown up ideas and humor that hopefully doesn’t undermine the playfulness. And it continues! We just wrapped on series 2.     All content © Aardman Animations

All content © Copyright 2019 by JP Vine | Animation Director | Designer.
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