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Shaun statues line up in Bristol

Five Shauns line up on the Harbourside in Bristol ahead of their big trail this summer Credit: ITV News

The first five Shaun the Sheep sculptures are on display around Bristol today ahead of the 'Shaun in the City' trail, which begins in July.

70 of the statues will be on show across the city this summer but for now fans have to make do with a preview.

Scores of the sculptures are on display in London - and the trail has been so successful that it has been extended for a further week.

"Bristol Beauty" already has some fans. It is heading to Westbury-on-Trym for the fundraising trail Credit: ITV News

Wallace and Gromit creator announces new film

Aardman also made the recently released Shaun the Sheep movie Credit: ITV News

The Bristol animation company behind Wallace and Gromit has announced that it'll be making a new feature film.

Following the success of the Shaun the Sheep Movie earlier this year, Aardman's new film will tell the story of an inept caveman. 'Early Man' will be directed by Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park.

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Morph soaks up the rays on a visit to Barcelona

Peter Lord has taken his infamous side kick and original creation Morph to Barcelona.

In a series of tweets the Aardman co-founder shared pictures of the loveable character relaxing, and getting up close and personal with the artwork in the Spanish city.

Shaun the Sheep makes it to the big screen

Shaun the Sheep creator Nick Park at the European premiere in London Credit: PA

One of Bristol's most famous exports finally hit the big screen at the weekend. Shaun the Sheep is Aardman Animations' most successful character - even outstripping Wallace and Gromit.

After nearly a decade of seven-minute-long TV shows, he's finally starring in his own feature-length film.

As Caron Bell reports, it's quite a journey for a sheep that was never supposed to be a star.

Celebrities flock to green carpet of Shaun the Sheep Movie premiere

The green carpet Credit: ITV West Country News

We've all heard of a red carpet but what about a green carpet?

The Shaun the Sheep movie premiered in Leicester Square yesterday. The animation which is made by Aardman Animations in Bristol, re-decorated the iconic square in Shaun the Sheep's favourite colour green.

Ed Sheeran was spotted attending the premiere Credit: ITV West Country News

There's good reason to celebrate as it takes each animator a whole day to create three seconds of footage.

Ed Sheeran was there to see it, along with Eliza Doolittle and Rizzle Kicks, who feature on the soundtrack.

European premiere of Shaun the Sheep Movie

Aardman's latest movie gets it's premiere in London Credit: ITV News

Bristol animation company Aardman are preparing for the European premiere of their new movie Shaun the Sheep. Leicester Square in London is being turned into the back drop of the film, which will be on general release next month.

Leicester Square to show premiere of Shaun the Sheep movie Credit: ITV News

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Watch: Comedy stars in Bristol for 'once-in-a-lifetime' slapstick-fest

Some of Britain's best-known comedy actors are in Bristol to celebrate slapstick.

Victoria Wood, Stephen Fry, The Goodies and others will talk about the greats including Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy and Buster Keaton.

The festival, now in its 11th year, starts today and runs until Sunday 25 January.

Many of Britain's favourite comedy actors are descending on Bristol. Credit: Slapstick Festival

Shaun the Sheep comes to life in Bristol

Shaun was voted the nation's favourite children's TV character this year. Credit: Aardman

Fans of Shaun the Sheep can watch sculptures of the Aardman Animations character come to life from today.

Ahead of an art trail in Bristol next summer, a unit at the Galleries Shopping Centre in the city centre is being used as a studio.

Local artists will be transforming the blank sheep canvasses into works of art.

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