Shaun the Sheep Movie uses stop motion animation to create a comical movie for the entire family where sheep wreak havoc across the land. Last night our family watched a premiere of the movie and loved it just like we did with Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run.
Life at Mossy Bottom Farm becomes routine and Shaun is a sheep who is inspired to take a day off. He devises a plan to put The Farmer to sleep in the camping trailer but like all good plans, everything goes awry when the trailer accidentally begins to travel and ends up taking The Farmer to the Big City. With The Farmer gone and the daily schedule out the window, all the animals have an amazing time but Shaun knows he needs to find The Farmer and bring him home.
Bitzer is The Farmer’s faithful dog whose job it is to maintain control of the sheep but ends up desperately to find The Farmer too.
Shaun is joined on his adventure by Timmy, Timmy’s Mum, The Twines, Shirley, Nuts, and Hazel making up an entire flock of sheep traveling through the Big City.
Along the way they run into Trumper who is the animal control warden who doesn’t like animals at all and then find a friend in Slip, an unlikely looking dog who is looking for a forever home.
Adults will enjoy the cat’s subtle reference to Hannibal Lecter’s character Silence of the Lambs and a special nod to X-Men member Wolverine.
Although the movie had a very slow start, it definitely picked up as the movie went along and ended well making it a movie we would definitely watch again.
Parental Advisory (Spoiler Alert)
Shaun the Sheep is rated PG for rude humor. There is no foul language because there is no talking in the movie at all nor is there any sexual matter but as a mom of boys there definitely is plenty of humor to enjoy.
Rude humor mainly consists of The Farmer bending over and his pants do not cover everything and a man’s head ends up inside the back end of a costumed horse. There is also a dinner scene with throwing silverware on the floor and belching at the dinner table. Innocent humor kid’s will definitely laugh at because even they know it is not acceptable behavior.
Kid Video Review
See what my boys thought of the movie in their video review below.
Shaun the Sheep Movie Trailer
[quote]When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan, and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.[/quote]
Shaun the Sheep is rated PG for rude humor.
- Release Date: August 5, 2015
- Run Time: 86 minutes
- Available: 2D
- Rating: PG
- Director: Mark Burton, Richard Starzak
- Screenplay by: Mark Burton, Richard Starzak
- Producer: Julie Lockhart and Paul Kewley
- Music: Ilan Eshkeri
Images provided by Lionsgate. Used with permission.
Media tickets were provided to facilitate the Shaun the Sheep Movie review.