Main Plot Points:
- 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.
- Lionsgate, StudioCanal and Aardman Animations present in association with Anthon Capital Entertainment, an Aardman production.
What We Thought:
- Shaun the Sheep is an adorable family film from Aardman Animations.
- I’ve been a fan Nick Park’s work since Wallace & Gromit although he’s only the executive producer on this film. But it totally feels like his work. It looks the same and has the same vibe as his work.
- I’m an adult male without children and I thought it was super cute. The kids at the screening seemed to love it just as much. And what’s not to love?
- Shaun is a sheep and he’s adorable and has sheep friends who are adorable. There are pigs and a bull and a rooster and other farm animals. Plus a lovable farmer and his dog.
- Then they get into the city because of an accident and there’s more characters and the villain, an animal control meanie. Shaun gets into all kinds of shenanigans while looking for the farmer and kids will laugh and you’ll laugh and it’s just fun.
- It’s been a while since there’s been a wholesome family movie. Disney/Pixar and Dreamworks have put out animated films, but those are geared more towards older kids and have hidden jokes for adults. This is absolutely perfect for young kids and parents won’t be banging their heads on the wall in hatred like other films made for the young ones (cough Frozen cough cough).
- If your family likes Wallace & Gromit, Chicken Run or any other project that has come out of Aardman Animations, go see Shaun the Sheep today. Your family will love this. If you aren’t familiar with any of them, go see it anyways. It’s perfect for kids aged 2-7 and you’ll have fun with it too. It’s just adorable.
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Aardman Animations
Recommended if You Like:
- Wallace & Gromit
- Chicken Run