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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:
Justin Fletcher ... Shaun / Timmy (voice)
John Sparkes John Sparkes ... The Farmer / Bitzer (voice)
Omid Djalili ... Trumper (voice)
Richard Webber Richard Webber ... Shirley (voice)
Kate Harbour ... Timmy's Mum / Meryl (voice)
Tim Hands Tim Hands ... Slip (voice)
Andy Nyman ... Nuts (voice)
Simon Greenall Simon Greenall ... Twins (voice)
Emma Tate Emma Tate ... Hazel (voice)
Jack Paulson Jack Paulson ... Celebrity with Hair Trouble (voice)
Sean Connolly ... Maitre D / Golfer / Stylists / Angry Panto Horse / Hospital Characters (voice)
Henry Burton Henry Burton ... Junior Doctor / Animal Containment Visitor (voice)
Dhimant Vyas Dhimant Vyas ... Hospital Consultant (voice)
Sophie Laughton Sophie Laughton ... Animal Containment Visitor (voice)
Nia Medi James 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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Details

Country:

UK | France

Language:

None

Release Date:

5 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shaun the Sheep: The Movie See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At one point, the sheep, doubled up to pass as four humans, walk across a striped crosswalk in imitation of The Beatles' "Abbey Road" album cover. Not coincidentally, the film's music score was recorded at Abbey Road Studios. See more »

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When Trumper shoots his taser while chasing the cloth animal that contains all of the sheep, it wraps around one of the hind legs. But later on it's shown wrapped around all 4 legs. See more »

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The end credits appear on a paper with some recent drawings of the characters. See more »

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"We Will Call Him Shaun"
24 February 2015 | by rjsf96See all my reviews

For 'Shaun the Sheep' Aardman Animations gracefully goes back to its roots. If you are not familiar with the character of Shaun, then perhaps I should elaborate. He was first seen in the third Wallace & Gromit short 'A Close Shave'. The world he inhabits has no characters that speak an audible line of dialogue. It is all silent, save for the odd sound effect and the musical score. This is Aardman's sixth feature length film or third if you just count stop-motion.

The plot is of course very basic. But that suits the film just fine, it is not trying to be the next 'Inception' and it doesn't need to be. With silent films the simpler the better. Shaun decides that he wants some well deserved time off from his work on the farm. The group or flock want a day off, but they instead end up in rather a mess. Which eventually leads them to the Big City aka London. Meanwhile, through a misunderstanding their farmer is hospitalized with no recollection of whom he is and Shaun. It is up to Shaun and the gang to set the farmer free and return home, before further trouble is had.

Queue great scenes that are funny, referential and light hearted. The first factor being the most unexpected, considering that there is no dialogue at all. Meaning that Shaun relies heavily upon visual humour, which works a treat. It never forays into dark territory and thankfully keeps the tone consistently light hearted with good intentions. It would be impossible to list all the references one could find when viewing it, but let me bring up a few. They are, The Shawshank Redemption, The Silence of the Lambs and The Wolverine. So even the adults will get a chuckle out of it. This film really is for all ages.

The stop motion animation is fabulous and showcases how far Aardman have come along since 1989's A Grand Day Out. It is even well paced and runs little over seventy-five brief minutes. Meaning it never gets tiresome. But the length proves to still be part of the problem. The film is far too short and I wanted I needed so much more. I would not have minded watching this film even if its running time was in fact doubled. I know this is not a big issue, considering the film is silent and still has warmth, heart and a soul. But, some character development would not have gone amiss.

If you are curious as to where 'Shaun' places amongst the other feature length stop motion pictures, then it follows thus; it is greater than 'Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were- Rabbit', but lacks the shear enthusiasm of 'Chicken Run'. But, could the woolly fella ever compete with such grand competition? Probably not, but there is less than a feather between the overall quality of the two.

'Shaun the Sheep' to the cynical will no doubt appear to be a cash grab from Aardman. (As the gang already have a television show to its name). This could not be further from the truth. Shaun is warm, heartfelt, moving, exciting and soulful. No matter what age you are, you will be in for a delight provided by this excellent film from Aardman, further proving that they can do no wrong. I urge anyone to come forward and say they were bored; the mere thought of which is inconceivable!


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