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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.

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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

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

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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.

Shaun the Sheep trailer released by Aardman

The movies is due to be released in February Credit: Aardman

Bristol company Aardman have released the full trailer for the Shaun the Sheep movie, which is due in cinemas in February 2015.

The film sees Shaun and his friends head to the big city on an adventure to rescue their farmer after a prank goes wrong.

It's based on Aardman's popular children's television series and sees Justin Fletcher reprise his role as lead character Shaun.

Meanwhile John Sparkes voices Bitzer, the farmer's loyal sheepdog.

The movie opens in UK cinemas on February 6, 2015.

Aardman favourites help children learn English

Aardman have teamed up with the British Council to create educational films for children Credit: Aardman Animations

Bristol-based Aardman animation's well-loved characters Shaun the Sheep and Timmy are to help children across the globe learn English.

The British Council has teamed up with the animators to create stories and films for children under six-years-old. They'll start being used in Singapore and Chile later this year.

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