"The director and entire creative team should be proud, as they did an amazing job, leaving you to wonder what mischief Shaun and friends will get up to next time"
Drawing inspiration from films including Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit: The Cure of the Ware-Rabbit comes the big-screen debut for the loveable sheep by the name of Shaun.
The family-friendly film showcases some amazing animation with a really good soundtrack that accompanies it. The plot sees Shaun and the rest of the flock getting bored by their daily routine at Mossy Bottom Farm as they decide to venture in the big city for a fun-filled day out. However, the adventure unravels with lots of twists and turns along the way, and proves a hilarious laugh-out-loud film for the whole family; not just the children.
The animals desperately want to go into the bustling city, after tricking their farmer, who, after a series of unfortunate mishaps, end up at their desired destination and farmer with memory loss. After hopping on the 62 bus, they attract some unwanted attention in the form of baddie Trumper (voiced by the hilarious Omid Djalilli), who hates all animals, leading to all sorts of cat and mouse chases, daring escapes and crazy capers.
Shaun the Sheep Movie has a nice message rooted in there; with the ever present theme of love the ones you're with, because you never know when they won't be around anymore.
With the impression that this was, essentially, an animation for kids, I didn’t expect much from it. I was unequivocally proven wrong because it was, in fact, a fantastic production all round. The director and entire creative team should be proud, as they did an amazing job, leaving you to wonder what mischief Shaun and friends will get up to next time.