Shaun the Sheep The Movie - European Premiere
London’s legendary Leicester Square played host to a very special event last weekend, when Shaun the Sheep The Movie got its UK premiere, transforming one of the capital’s busiest corners into a green-carpeted patch of countryside! Celebrities, film crew and some lucky Shaun fans were invited to don their wellies, flat caps and Barbour jackets to walk the green carpet (red carpet is just so last year!) before settling down to watch Shaun the the Flock make their big screen debut.
Alongside the film’s full crew – including directors Mark Burton and Richard Starzak – Wallace & Gromit creator Nick Park was also in attendance, as well as a host of VIPs, including singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and comedian Omid Djalili, who provides the vocal talent for dastardly animal catcher Trumper.
Cbeebies favourite Justin Fletcher – AKA Mr Tumble and the voice of Shaun – was also spotted on the green carpet, while cheeky duo Rizzle Kicks – who have recorded a new version of the famous Shaun the Sheep theme tune for the movie – came to show their support and even hit the decks to provide the crowd with some musical entertainment. The boys also let us into a secret about Shaun’s musical likes – apparantly when the cameras stop rolling, Shaun’s “really into his hip hop”. Songstress Eliza Dolittle popped along to check the movie out, too – she’s also recorded a song for the movie soundtrack.
But the premiere wasn’t restricted to celebs. The lucky winner of our movie premiere tickets was there, alongside some other competition winners who, as well as getting to see the film ahead of the general public, got have their pictures taken in front of the colourful Big City double decker bus – a baa-rilliant photo opportunity!
As if that wasn’t enough to feast their eyes on, fans also got an exclusive first look at some of the statues featuring in the Shaun in the City trail, which takes place in London during the spring before moving to Bristol in July. The colourful, giant Shauns helped to brighten up a cloudy London day, with ‘Lenny’, ‘Mossy Bottom’, ‘The Pearly King’, ‘Petal’ and ‘Yeoman of the Baaard’ displayed outside the cinema to give fans a taste of what to expect when the full trail kicks off.