Aardman Animations is preparing new stereoscopic 3D content starring Shaun the Sheep for the just-announced Nintendo 3DS handheld gaming console.
The company announced a partnership with Nintendo and will create an exclusive series of one-minute shorts to appear on the console, which presents games and video in stereoscopic 3D without the need for special glasses. The Nintendo 3DS is set to become available for purchase March 25.
“As a company we are always looking ahead to the next ‘big thing’, and the technological advances that will improve our audience’s experience,” said David Sproxton, Aardman co-founder and executive chairman, during a presentation at the European press launch for the console. “We are already working with 3D formats as a studio on our upcoming feature films, but when we first experienced the Nintendo 3DS it’s safe to say all of us were completely blown away. To be contributing to something as innovative as the 3DS from the very outset is an extraordinary experience for us and we’re looking forward to seeing Shaun the Sheep on 3DS and working with Nintendo going forwards.”
Aardman is currently in production on two 3D feature films.