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.
Tired of working on the farm, the special sheep, Shaun, takes his flock and the farmer's dog, Bitzer, into his own "temporary escape plan" after an unexpected accident. Unfortunately, in the big city, the farmer is diagnosed with amnesia, that could possibly change their normal farm life forever, and the squad sets a plan in order to regain the farmer's memory and return to the farm. But, an animal control worker named Trumper intervenes in their plan.Written by
One of the songs featured a number of times at least starts off very much like the theme from The Great Escape (1963). See more »
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 »
The Aardman logo has a variation: Shaun and his gang had the Aardman red words painted in the wool, as they assemble to make the "Aardman" word. Suddenly some stairs slide and Timmy appears, dressed as the Aardman star symbol, goes upstairs. See more »
The US release of the film tacks on the Lionsgate logo at the very beginning, and the opening credit screen is altered to read "Lionsgate, StudioCanal & Aardman present", whereas in the UK version, only the latter two studios are present and credited. See more »
SEARCH FOR THE HERO
Written by Paul Heard & Mike Pickering (as Michael Pickering)
Performed by M People
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd & Universal Music Publishing MGB Ltd
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited See more »
Shauns big outing
This was, for me anyway, the usual Saturday afternoon flick with my partner and son to pass an hour or two.
To be honest could have been any movie.
The movie started sedately enough but gathered pace and complexity with every minute ,throughout the audience was laughing out loud , adults and children alike (including me).
It had everything for kids and adults, some rude jokes, great references to adult movies. A multi-layered villain, heroes and comedic characters.
The animation was stunning but i stopped looking at the animation and got hooked on the story and characters, maybe that's the way it should be.
Definitely worth a hour or so of anybody's time.
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