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Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015)

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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.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Shaun / Timmy (voice)
John Sparkes ...
The Farmer / Bitzer (voice)
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Trumper (voice)
Richard Webber ...
Shirley (voice)
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Timmy's Mum / Meryl (voice)
Tim Hands ...
Slip (voice)
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Nuts (voice)
Simon Greenall ...
Twins (voice)
Emma Tate ...
Hazel (voice)
Jack Paulson ...
Celebrity with Hair Trouble (voice)
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Maitre D / Golfer / Stylists / Angry Panto Horse / Hospital Characters (voice)
Henry Burton ...
Junior Doctor / Animal Containment Visitor (voice)
Dhimant Vyas ...
Hospital Consultant (voice)
Sophie Laughton ...
Animal Containment Visitor (voice)
Nia Medi James ...
Operatic Sheep (voice)
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Storyline

Shaun the sheep is tired of doing the same work at the farm everyday. He decides to take a day off. In order to do that, he needs to make sure the farmer doesn't know. When more happens than they can handle, the sheep find their way in the big city. Now they need to get back to the farm.

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Catch them if you ewe can! See more »


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Rated PG for rude humor | See all certifications »

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5 August 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Shaun the Sheep: The Movie  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,038,962 (USA) (7 August 2015)

Gross:

$19,369,813 (USA) (16 October 2015)
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Trivia

Miss Thripp from The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) makes several appearances in the background throughout the City scenes. See more »

Goofs

When Shaun and the rest of the flock are locking the farmer in the trailer, he grabs a pair of blue headphones from the seat of the tractor and puts them on the framer. Once they have locked him inside, Shaun is then seen wearing the same pair of headphones and operating the tractor. See more »

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The first minutes of the end credits show what happened after the movie ends. See more »

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HOUSE OF FUN
Written by Mike Barson(as Michael Barson) and Lee Thompson
Performed by Madness
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Courtesy of Union Square Music and Stirling Holdings Ltd and Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Shaun the Sheep - a film that the whole family will enjoy
18 February 2015 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

I considered Aardmans last stop motion effort 'Pirates - in an adventures with scientists' to be a bit of a let down when it was released three years ago and wondered if they had gone off the boil a little bit by trying to appeal to the mass market and thus diluting their witty humour as a result. However after 80 odd minutes of Shaun the Sheep I am happy to report that they are back on track.

Shaun is extremely well animated and manages to keep the story ticking along and funny enough to keep your interest without really feeling stretched. Considering as the film has no real dialogue to speak of that is no mean feat, and is reliant on top notch production design, expressive animation and a script that is entertaining and funny without being overly ridiculous. Whilst the Shaun the Sheep/Timmy Time TV shorts are aimed at young viewers, there is a decent amount of underlying humour here that adults will also engage with and thus it doesn't insult your intelligence the way some films do.

After Aardmans infamous falling out with DreamWorks (who wanted them to Americanize Wallace & Gromit) I did wonder if Aardman had sold out for the mass market after feeling the Sony Pictures distributed Pirates had a whiff of compromise to it, and that's partly why I felt Pirates fell a bit flat. However Aardman have teamed up with an independent European distributor for Shaun and as a result it seems they were allowed to make the film they wanted to make this time round. In effect I was not disappointed with Shaun, the simple but hilarious premise of the TV show is expanded successfully to the big screen with no noticeable compromises for the mass market. That the film is also dialogue free should make it an easy sell abroad too and I'm glad to see the film has been well received.

So well done to Aardman for making one of 2015's most enjoyable, entertaining and amusing films so far.


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