As part of a recent partnership, Nintendo teamed-up with the award-winning Aardman Animations, the company behind Wallace & Gromit and blockbuster Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists. In a creative first for both parties exclusive animated 3D clips starring affable farmyard favourite Shaun the Sheep have been made available through SpotPass to European Nintendo 3DS owners, and now the process behind the making of the clips has been recorded in a special 2D documentary entitled Raising the Baaaaa! which charts Shaun’s journey from concept, to schedule board, to story board, to model and finally to a 3D episode on your Nintendo 3DS.
The behind-the-scenes video, available below, shows the incredible amount of detail used for each Aardman character and why the process Aardman uses to film Shaun the Sheep lends its self so well to the stereoscopic 3D visuals of the Nintendo 3DS. The video also explores how each specific character is made and shows a sneak-peek of an upcoming episode where Shaun parodies a famous character from Nintendo.
As part of the Nintendo and Aardman venture the Aardman model makers have even made a mini replica Nintendo 3DS especially for Shaun. The perfect to-scale console showcases the skill and attention to detail that goes into making each episode. The Raising the Baaaaa! documentary is available to view for free below, and you can also follow Shaun and his farmyard friends through fifteen free stereoscopic 3D clips exclusive to Nintendo 3DS – the fourth installment in the series has been released this week on SpotPass and can be viewed using Nintendo Video. Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest video collaborations from Nintendo.