Shaun the Sheep Movie

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Shaun the Sheep Movie

Mark Burton (2015)

81min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Mossy Bottom Farm's mischief-maker bounds effortlessly onto the big screen in this fun-packed yarn from Aardman. Daily life on the farm has become a bit of a grind for Shaun, so he and the rest of the flock devise a cunning "counting sheep" ruse to make the Farmer fall asleep on the job. However, the plan backfires when the caravan in which he's peacefully snoozing ends up rolling over the hills and far away, bound for the Big City. Bitzer the dog, Shaun and friends mount a daring search-and-rescue mission, prompting plenty of japes and scrapes: Bitzer finds himself impersonating a hospital surgeon, only to be distracted by a tasty-looking bone; Shaun and his four-legged friends are forced to dress up as a two-legged human family to evade an overzealous animal catcher; and the Farmer becomes a social-media sensation after putting his shearing skills to use at a trendy hair salon. While many of those jokes may not be particularly new, they are timed to perfection and beautifully conveyed - a furrowed plasticine brow or a roll of the eyes guaranteeing maximum laughs. No sheep pun goes unfleeced, either, and a scene featuring a Baa Baa Shop Quintet is a charming musical interlude. Like Pixar, the Aardman brand is one you can rely on when it comes to family entertainment, and this is the studio at its most delightful, ingenious and hilarious.

Summary

The lovable lamb's plans for a fun day off turn into something far more exciting when he's forced to take a trip to the big city to save the farmer, who has lost his memory. Can Shaun and his friends return home safely following their adventure? Animation, featuring the voices of Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes and Omid Djalili.

Cast & Crew

Shaun / Timmy Justin Fletcher
The Farmer / Bitzer John Sparkes
Trumper Omid Djalili
Shirley Richard Webber
Timmy's Mum / Meryl Kate Harbour
Slip Tim Hands
Nick Park Nick Park
Bus station and hospital announcer Stanley Unwin
Nuts Andy Nyman
Twins Simon Greenhall
Hazel Emma Tate
Director Mark Burton
Director Richard Starzak
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Studio CanalAvailable on: DVDReleased on: 6 Feb 2015
Drama Children's