All the familiar characters from the much-loved Aardman claymation TV cartoon are here in this feature-length film. Written and directed by Mark Burton and Richard Starzak, it literally transports all but the pigs from Mossy Bottom Farm to The City where the Farmer, Bitzer, Shaun and the flock encounter innumerable dangers and challenges.
Chased by the fearsome Animal Catcher, intimidated by hardened criminal canines in the Animal Pound, Shaun and co. deal with every challenge ingeniously and most entertainingly. Tired but triumphant, they happily return to Mossy Bottom Farm.
Despite the fact that not a word is spoken, the grunts, squeals, growls and howls emitted by the various characters are explicit in their meaning and intent. The numerous sight gags and the impeccable timing of the characters’ reactions encapsulate the distinctively British humour that has made Aardman cartoons so popular.
Shaun the Sheep — the Movie is perfect holiday fare for families.