CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE FURRED KIND: Aardman + StudioCanal Unveil Trailer Featuring LAZY Performed By The Vaccines + Kylie Minogue
TRACK WILL FEATURE IN THE MOVIE THIS AUTUMN
JOE SUGG CAMEO ROLE ANNOUNCED
AARDMAN and STUDIOCANAL release a new trailer for SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON featuring “LAZY”, an original song performed by The Vaccines and Kylie Minogue. “LAZY” will feature in the movie opening in cinemas worldwide this Autumn. Also revealed today is a cameo from British YouTuber and Strictly Come Dancing finalist Joe Sugg who recorded his surprise performance as “Pizza Boy” with Directors Richard Phelan and Will Becher over the summer.
Justin Hayward-Young, The Vaccines comments “We love Kylie and we love Aardman, both national treasures. Collaborating together on LAZY was an honour and a dream come true. Maybe an unlikely pairing on the face of it - but one that makes total sense in a world as wonderful and mischievous as Shaun’s.”
Joe Sugg adds “I have always been a huge fan of everything that Aardman have ever made, so much so, that I went to animation club as a kid. I jumped at the chance at playing a role in their new movie and am so excited to be part of it!”
Shaun the Sheep’s highly anticipated return to the big screen will herald the arrival of a mystery visitor from far across the galaxy…
…an impish and adorable alien called LU-LA who crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun soon sees an opportunity for alien-powered fun and adventure as he sets off on a mission to shepherd LU-LA home.
Her magical alien powers, irrepressible mischief and galactic sized burps – showcased in today’s trailer - soon have the flock enchanted.
Can Shaun and the flock avert Farmageddon on Mossy Bottom Farm before it’s too late?
“LAZY” is written by Justin Hayward-Young, Yoann Intonti, Timothy Lanham, Freddie Cowan, Arni Hjorvar Arnason,and Cole M. Greif-Neil. Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd, Beggars Music Publishing Ltd. Produced and mixed by Dan Grech-Marguerat. Recorded The Pool Studios, London and Sarm Music Village Studios, London
SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON 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. STUDIOCANAL is financing and will distribute in its own territories, the UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand in Autumn 2019.
SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON is Directed by Richard Phelan and Will Becher, Produced by Paul Kewley, Written by Mark Burton and Jon Brown, with Executive Producers Mark Burton and Richard Starzak, Peter Lord, Nick Park, Carla Shelley and David Sproxton.
SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON HITS CINEMAS ON OCTOBER 18
Aardman, based in Bristol (UK) and co-founded in 1976 by Peter Lord and David Sproxton, is an independent and multi-award-winning studio. It produces feature films, series, advertising, interactive entertainment - such as the ‘visually astonishing’ (The Guardian) console game, 11-11: Memories Retold, and the four-times Gold Cannes Lions-winning StorySign app - and innovative attractions for both the domestic and international market, including a new 4D theatre attraction at Efteling in the Netherlands. Their productions are global in appeal, novel, entertaining, brilliantly characterised and full of charm reflecting the unique talent, energy and personal commitment of the Aardman team. The studio’s work is often imitated and yet the company continues to lead the field producing a rare brand of visually stunning content for cinema, broadcasters, digital platforms and live experiences around the world. In November 2018 it became an Employee Owned Organisation, to ensure Aardman remains independent and to secure the creative legacy and culture of the company for many decades to come.
STUDIOCANAL, a 100% affiliate of CANAL+ Group held by Vivendi, is Europe’s leader in production, distribution and international sales of feature films and TV series, operating directly in all three major European markets - France, the United Kingdom and Germany - as well as in Australia and New Zealand.
STUDIOCANAL owns one of the most important film libraries in the world, boasting more than 5,500 titles from 60 countries. Spanning 100 years of film history, this vast and unique catalogue includes among others the iconic Terminator 2, Rambo, Breathless, Mulholland Drive, The Pianist and Belle de jour.
STUDIOCANAL has fully-financed box office hits Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Paddington 1 and 2, Non-Stop and Shaun The Sheep. Upcoming films backed by STUDIOCANAL include Marjane Satrapi’s Radioactive featuring Rosamund Pike & The Secret Garden produced by David Heyman starring Colin Firth. STUDIOCANAL is actively developing and distributing high-end TV series through its network of award-winning European production companies, including TANDEM in Germany (Take Two) and the UK’s RED Production Company (Years and Years). STUDIOCANAL is also an associate of Danish-based SAM Productions founded by Søren Sveistrup and Adam Price (Ride Upon The Storm) as well as of UK-based GUILTY PARTY PICTURES; Benedict Cumberbatch’s production company SUNNYMARCH TV (Patrick Melrose); URBAN MYTH FILMS (War of the Worlds) and Spain’s BAMBÚ PRODUCCIONES (Instinto). In 2018, STUDIOCANAL launched a new label in France, STUDIOCANAL ORIGINAL.