Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015)
Starring: Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, Omid Djalili, Richard Webber, Kate Harbou
Directed By: Mark Burton, Richard Starzak
Written By: Mark Burton, Richard Starzak
Rating: PG (US) Running Time: 1 hr 25 min
Go and see Shaun the Sheep, it will make you smile!
Without a single word of spoken dialog, Shaun the Sheep is easily one of the most creative films released this year. Like an homage to the great silent films of the 20’s, Shaun consistently finds inventive ways to tell its story, while always entertaining with its great characters and wit.
It’s just so damn charming too! I was always part marveling at its cleverness, while also chuckling as our flock, plus Blitzer the dog, navigate ‘The Big City’ to locate their farmer. Navigating their way through the city’s hectic atmosphere, while trying to blend in and stay one a step ahead of A. Trumper (get it?), a maniacal animal control officer.
This is the kind of kids entertainment the entire family can enjoy. And watch repeatedly as every frame is loaded with clever visual gags. It’s not so proud to resort to a well-timed fart joke, or make hilarious movie tie-ins either – Hannibal ‘fava beans with a nice Chianti’ kitty being an especially fun reference for adults to enjoy.
This is a film the entire family can love. I heard both parents and their kids laughing during my screening of this film. The film is rated PG, so is suitable for young kids.
This is a really nicely animated film, and very charming. It can be enjoyed equally in a crowded theater, or with the family at home on any device you care to watch it on.
At one point, Bitzer the Dog sneaks into a hospital to find The Farmer, and disguises himself in a surgeons uniform. It doesn’t take long for him to be mistaken for the real thing, and his scene inside the operating room cracked me up! Especially his reaction after reading the patient’s chart.