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Shaun the Sheep Comes to Europe This Wednesday

Posted by James Newton

Only on 3DS

Those long-awaited episodes of Shaun the Sheep make their way to 3DS in Europe this week, with the first episode available on Wednesday.

The first of 15 episodes launches on 7th March, with a new episode due every week through SpotPass. They're all free and exclusive to 3DS through the Nintendo Video application.


The first episode from the exclusive partnership between Aardman Animations and Nintendo set to launch on 7th March

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 Farmers 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 the 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 the 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 at For information on performing a system update, visit the Support section at

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User Comments (23)



Mattiator said:

@thedanman64 Let me guess, you bought the 3DS for those things called "games" I've heard so much about. Seems like a gimmicky addon to such a great camera.



Tsuchinoko said:

Well...I'm not sure if you're making fun of this or not, but I for one would love Shaun the Sheep on my 3DS. It's too bad this will probably not be exclusive for EU, and not go to Japan.



alLabouTandroiD said:

I bought my 3DS for this. My name is Oogie and i will watch every single episode to see how my fellow comrade sheepdog Bitzer’s doin’.
Do the same or i'll bite you.



k8sMum said:

i, too, love shaun & company but i doubt we'll get these here in the states.



rjejr said:

From just that 1 photo it already looks better than the dinosaurs.



Ren said:

anythings better than those dinosaurs and all the bad 'extreme sports' nonsense. Only the short arty films have been worth watching and Shaun the Sheep would be great to get over here. Aardman is the best.



SkywardLink98 said:

Will we be able to save these videos? It's kinda stupid not to be able to save these videos, and it's why I've deleted this and re-downloaded it like 5 times.



Marakuto said:

I used to watch Shaun the Sheep in 2007 on the classic CBBC until in September on that year when it wasn't classic since the old presenter left and I started high school and got bored of this show...but I will relive my 11 year old memories!



Victoria said:

This is why I NOT deleted the video app yet. I've waited this long hoping something good will come out of it.



Freelance said:

No chance it will come out here. Makes me sad. I love Shaun the Sheep. The show, not the character. Shirley will always be my favourite sheep :3



Mowzle said:

Shaun was promised at the 3DS video application launch, and he's pretty much an international figure, so I would have hoped Nintendo would release this series worldwide.
It's not as though they need to do much in the way of translation or localization



Henmii said:

Good news! Hopefully we also get part 2 of the Kirby 3D anime soon, because I am still waiting!



Henmii said:

"It was available in the German Nintendo Video. I hope it's only a matter of you guys getting it later"

Strange that we dutch people didn't get it (or I must have missed it). Anyway, I can still look it up on youtube someday. I won't have the 3D effect that way, but at least I can see the movie!

Update: I saw it a minute ago on youtube. But Kabuki Kirby?! What the...!!

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