Netflix Gets New ‘Shaun the Sheep’ Movie, Tyler Perry Drama

Netflix has acquired the U.S., Canadian and Latin America rights to Aardman’s A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon from StudioCanal, which will be available on the service in early 2020. French-based StudioCanal and its worldwide distribution partners are releasing the stop-motion animated film in the rest of the world.

A number of Aardman’s titles, such as Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Flushed Away and Shaun the Sheep Movie, are currently available on Netflix in most countries.

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Separately, Tyler Perry announced on social media that his new drama, A Fall From Grace, will begin streaming on the platform on Jan. 17.

“My next movie guys!!! This is an amazing thriller!!!” Perry tweeted on Nov. 22. The cast includes Crystal Fox, Phylicia Rashad, Bresha Webb, Cicely Tyson and Perry.

Perry remains busy co-launching the BET+ streaming service with Viacom, in addition to launching an original children’s series with Nickelodeon.

Lionsgate Bringing ‘Early Man’ to Disc

Lionsgate will release the stop-motion animated film Early Man on digital May 15, followed by Blu-ray, DVD and on demand May 22.

From the Aardman animation studio, the prehistoric romp tells the story of Dug the caveman and his goofy friends who challenge invaders to a game of soccer in order to win back their home.

The film, which earned $8.3 million at the domestic box office, features the voice talents of Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams and Timothy Spall.

Blu-ray and DVD extras include the featurettes “Before the Beginning of Time: Creating Early Man,” “Nick Park: Massaging the Funny,” “The Valley Meets the Bronze” and “Hanging at Aardman Studios: A Workshop Exploration.”