“Shaun the Sheep” movie debuted in theaters quietly but successfully managed to earn a whopping $100 million in local and international releases. The movie also managed to rake in positive reviews from critics and fans, which led StudioCanal’s recent announcement that a sequel to the movie is in the works. Will it be more successful than the first movie? Read on to learn more about this scoop.
“Shaun the Sheep” is pretty much known for airing its short episodes on Disney Channel. Many fans were thrilled upon hearing the news that the animated series will be adapted into a stop-motion animated movie in 2015.
After its release in different parts of the world, “Shaun the Sheep” movie managed to reach and surpass the $100 million milestone in the box office on Sept. 14, Cinema Blend reported. Due to its success and positive reviews from critics and fans, StudioCanal announced that “Shaun the Sheep 2” is in the works.
While the studio did not release any more specific details about the upcoming sequel, the outlet noted that “Shaun the Sheep” quietly debuted in the U.S., but it still managed to earn $18 million. Much of its earnings came from the UK ($21 million), wherein the show, based on “Wallace and Gromit,” was by far more famous.
“I’m very pleased to see that, as for ‘Shaun the Sheep,’ you can be distinctive, take risks, be aggressively ambitious and wish for quality and, at the same time, have a good B.O. result, and be mainstream,” said the studio’s chairperson, Olivier Courson.
‘Shaun the Sheep’ Movie Review:
“Shaun the Sheep” movie received positive reviews among critics and fans. The movie received a 99 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer with an average rating of 8.2/10.
“The ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’ manages to be smart, moving and hilarious without the inclusion of a single word of dialogue,” reviewed Bill Goodykoontz from azcentral.
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