Aardman Animations’ latest feature confirmed as the second film to be part of Into Film’s Green Light to Opening Night initiative.

Shaun the Sheep Movie has been confirmed as the second film of Into Film’s Green Light to Opening Night initiative.

The charity’s initiative will enable young people from across the UK to follow a film from its inception to release and go behind the scenes with the film-makers.

Aardman Animations’ latest feature length feature is being made at their studios in Bristol and is scheduled for release next year. During the Green Light to Opening Night project, three short reports will be created with the Into Film pupil reporter granted exclusive behind the scenes access.

Each of the three reports will form part of a new education resource for teachers to use in class and school film clubs.

Paul Hewlett, Into Film director of content, commented: “Shaun is a beloved character to many of our members and it will be thrilling for one of our young reporters to go behind-the-scenes and find out more about the journey of Shaun and friends to the big screen and share their adventure with the wider Into Film network across the UK.”

“At Aardman we are passionate about film and love what we do, so it’s thrilling to be able to share some of our film-making techniques with young film enthusiasts to showcase some of the work - and fun - that goes into making a film,” added Lucy Wendover, Aardman Animations marketing and brand manager.

Available to every school in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, Into Film aims to provide all young people, regardless of background or ability, with opportunities to learn through film, about film and film-making.

The first film to be announced for Green Light to Opening Night was Shakespeare comedy Bill, starring the cast of Horrible Histories.