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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 ...
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Maitre D / Golfer / Stylists / Angry Panto Horse / Hospital Characters (voice)
Henry Burton ...
Dhimant Vyas ...
Hospital Consultant (voice)
Sophie Laughton ...
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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Small ship. Big movie. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for rude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 August 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Shaun the Sheep: The Movie  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,038,962, 9 August 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$19,375,982

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$106,031,284
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When The Farmer is in his "Mr. X" persona, the poster in which he poses with a hair clipper in each hand is similar to the poster for The Wolverine (2013) which is part of the X-Men film series. See more »

Goofs

When Bitzer is chasing the runaway trailer into the city, he stops at a long stoplight. After a considerable amount of time, the light changes to amber, then green again. The sequence for UK traffic lights is Red > Red and Amber > Green > Amber > Red. See more »

Crazy Credits

Before the final credits the rooster appears with a sign saying "The End". As the credits move up the screen, the rooster jumps in order to stay visible but is finally covered up. When the credits come to an end we see the rooster again, now playing a game on his mobile phone. He notices us, turns the sign round to show the words "Go home" and walks off. The screen is blank for a moment, then a sheep appears with a vacuum cleaner. See more »

Connections

Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

FEELS LIKE SUMMER
Written by Ilan Eshkeri, Nick Hodgson & Tim Wheeler
Performed by Tim Wheeler
Published by Aardman Music Publishing/Universal Music Publishing Ltd & Imagem & Tim Wheeler
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Not as good as some of Aardman's stuff, but still some of the best animated entertainment around
12 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

In my opinion, Shaun the Sheep, the TV show, is the best thing Aardman have ever done. Fiendishly funny, inventive and almost surreal in its enjoyment levels, adults will be able to enjoy it too. Shaun isn't Gromit, but he's a good character and here he stars in his own movie. He, the flock and the sheepdog go into the city to rescue their Farmer. This is an old premise for a film of this type, although new things are done with it and the city rendered in glorious Claymation never stops being fun to look at. Visually it's a very clever film and as it's stop motion it never feels artificial. Shaun the Sheep Movie isn't a profound film and it's all about the humour, which it delivers on. With unpredictable and bitingly effective jokes, clever slapstick and an atmosphere of unrestrained glee, this offers charm in spades and the laughs don't really stop flowing. A scene which occurs in a restaurant is one of those moments where you wish they could pause the film for a moment so that you can stop laughing and regain your composure.

It's not flawless though. While this won't bother many, some poor continuity to the TV show, such as there being fewer sheep than normal and the Farmer being fond of the sheep in an overly sentimental manner can be irritating. The music is a bit jarring, and some of the jokes are a little broad and some of the set pieces are too threatening. The truth is, short TV shows being stretched to fit a feature length running time often stretches a simple premise beyond breaking point. This doesn't quite happen here, but the film runs out of gas before the end and it's not quite as inventive as say, The Wrong Trousers or A Close Shave. There are plenty of laughs, but they rarely reach the levels of hilarity the TV series would often produce. STSM is a good animated film and certainly worth seeing over many of the other films currently in cinemas and it's a good laugh for the whole family. However, it's not quite what it could have been, but it strikes an 8 on the laugh o meter.

7/10


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