Shaun the Sheep teapot by Richard 'Golly' Goleszowski
Shaun the Sheep is a British stop-motion animated children's television series, first aired in the UK on CBBC in March 2007. The first series was deemed a success worldwide and currently a third series is being produced. The character first appeared in the Wallace and Gromit short film, 'A Close Shave' in 1995. He was sucked into Wallace's 'Knit-o-matic, of which the sheep was accidentally shorn. So, Wallace named him "Shaun", playing on the word 'shorn'. This character become very popular, with a huge sales of Shaun the Sheep merchandise, which ended in the character gaining 40 of his own 7-minute episodes.
Richard 'Golly' Goleszowski's career has included directing two series of Creature Comforts, based on the Academy Award winning Nick Park short film. The first series went on to win 17 awards, and both series were nominated for a BAFTA. In between these two series, he devised Shaun the Sheep, writing and directing the pilot. Aardman Animations' first children's TV series, Shaun the Sheep, was directed by Golly, who also wrote several episodes. .
Teapot decorated and signed 'Golly' (on the base) by Richard Goleszowski
Approx teapot size: 10.5cm high, 18.5cm long
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