Shaun is a small sheep featured of the Wallace and Gromit short A Close Shave. He also stars in the spin-off television series Shaun the Sheep.




Wallace and Gromit

Shaun first appeared in A Close Shave as one of the sheep in Wendolene and Preston's flock. Shaun breaks free of the flock and finds his way into 62 West Wallaby Street. Wallace and Gromit take the little guy in and, after a cleaning in Wallace's Knit-O-Matic contraption, the small sheep is shorn; as a result Wallace names him "Shaun".

Shaun later appeared in the Cracking Contraptions series, appearing in the Shopper 13 short as a probe to rescue a wayward wheel of cheese. But instead he just ate it.

Shaun the Sheep

Shaun is shown as a leading member of a flock of sheep in the television series Shaun the Sheep. Shaun exhibits human intelligence, creativity, and behaviour in the barnyard. His antics often lead to comic mayham, with the little sheep having to avoid the flock's sheepdog Bitzer and the farmer. Shaun is very good natured toward his fellow sheep. He is the one who usually gets the rest of the flock into trouble, but he also gets them out of trouble, too. This is very different from his childish behavior in A Close Shave.



  • Shaun's bleat is higher pitched in A Close Shave than in Shaun the Sheep, perhaps due to him maturing physically as well as mentally between the two shows.
  • It is unknown if the flock of sheep in A Close Shave is the same flock that appears in Shaun the Sheep, as notable flock members such as Timmy, Timmy's mother, and Shirley are not present in A Close Shave.
  • Shaun was nicknamed "Young Shaun" by Wallace in an audiobook of A Close Shave.
  • Shaun appears as a playable costume in a video game titled Super Mario Maker
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