First 3D Shaun the Sheep episode coming to Nintendo 3DS


05/03/2012

5th March 2012 – The first exclusive 3D episode of Shaun the Sheep will be available this coming Wednesday, 7th March, and only Nintendo 3DS owners can receive the episodes via Nintendo Video. As part of a partnership between Nintendo and the multi-award winning Aardman Animations, the creators of Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit, Nintendo 3DS owners will receive the brand new 3D SpotPass content for free.

Nintendo and Aardman will be releasing 15 clips featuring Shaun and his flock embarking on brand new adventures, available in 3D for the first time. All of your farmyard favourites are featured in the series including Shaun, Timmy, Bitzer, the Farmer and the flock, and each week you will be able to watch them like never before via Nintendo 3DS.

The first episode is available to receive via SpotPass from 7th March and sees Shaun and the gang heading out for a relaxing picnic; unfortunately the Farmer’s fishing trip in the adjacent field is set to spoil their tranquil meal.

To view the Shaun the Sheep episodes, make sure you have downloaded the free Nintendo Video application from Nintendo eShop. The exclusive clips can then be received via the SpotPass feature whenever your Nintendo 3DS is connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi, even when your Nintendo 3DS is in Sleep Mode. There are now thousands of public Wi-Fi hotspots across Europe, meaning that you can even get Shaun the Sheep while you are on the go.

Nintendo Video brings music videos, exclusive comedy, animation, and action to your Nintendo 3DS. Every week, new 2D and 3D videos will be delivered to your Nintendo 3DS via the SpotPass feature. But the videos won't stay long - don’t hang around or you might miss them. To start watching, download Nintendo Video from Nintendo eShop today!

The first of 15 3D Shaun the Sheep clips is available from 7th March 2012, with one further episode launching each week. For more information on Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Video and SpotPass, visit the official Nintendo 3DS website. For information on performing a system update, visit our dedicated Support section on system updates!

 

About Aardman:
Aardman, based in Bristol (UK), co-founded and run by Peter Lord and David Sproxton, is a world leader in animation. It produces feature films, television series and television commercials for both the domestic and international market. Their multi award winning productions are novel, entertaining, brilliantly characterised and full of charm that reflects the unique talent, energy and personal commitment of the very special people who make up the Aardman team. The studio’s work is often imitated and yet the company continues to lead the field producing a rare brand of visually stunning and amusing independent and commercial productions. See more at www.aardman.com