Shaun the Sheep (2015)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 25 mins

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Shaun’s mischief accidentally causes the Farmer to be taken away from the farm, so it’s up to Shaun and the flock to travel to the Big City to rescue him. Will Shaun find the Farmer in the strange and unfamiliar world of the City before he’s lost forever?
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Directors Mark Burton and Richard Starzak sure know the pulse of the audiences and more so the family audiences..which is easily why their latest "Shaun-The sheep movie" draws you in.A very simple plot, this Brit stop motion comedy inspired by the television series is quite a refreshing delight.We are not talking eye popping technology here but good old simple story line with lil' imaginative and rather intelligent references which will endear itself to kids and adults alike.
The story about a group of sheep planning to have a day off form their monotonous routines by locking up their farmer chief in a caravan like cabin on wheels and then the unexpected misadventure that ensues is what the film is all about.The techniques employed by the bunch of bumbling sheep to retrieve their owner in the big city who seems to be having temporary amnesia are quite a riot.The characters of Shaun and his sheep gang, the faithful yellow doggie of the farmer, the stray dog whom Shaun befriends in the big city and the notorious animal/stray confinement officer are etched well.At a leisurely paced 85 minutes and with bare minimal use of dialogue, the film is a sheer delight for its simplicity and morals it preaches/showcases.

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as Nuts
as Hospital Consultant
as Hazel
as Junior Doctor / Animal Containment Visitor
as Celebrity with Hair Trouble
as The Farmer / Bitzer
as Shaun / Timmy
as Timmy's Mum / Meryl
as Operatic Sheep
Supporting Actor
as Trumperi
as Shirley
as Maitre D / Golfer / Stylists / Angry Panto Horse / Hospital Characters
as Twins
as Animal Containment Visitor
as Bus Station Announcer / Hospital Announcer
as Slip

Direction

Writers

Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Electrician

Music

Music Director
Music Label
Music Coordinator

Sound

Sound Designer
Sound Effects Editor
Foley Artist
Sound Mixer
Assistant Sound Re-recording Mixer

Art

Production Designer
Set Dresser

Casting

Voice Casting

Editorial

First Assistant Editor

Post Production

Colorist
Post Production Supervisor

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Assistant
Visual Effects Artist
Compositor
Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 (Flat), 2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
Goofs:
Continuity
The film features the eight 'named' sheep (Shaun, Timmy, Timmy's mum, Hazel, Shirley, Nuts and The Twins), however, a few minutes in as they are celebrating the success of their plan to make the farmer fall asleep in the wheelbarrow a ninth sheep (which looks like another Hazel) appears for that scene only
Trivia:
'Big City' is twinned with 'La Grande Ville' and 'Die Großstadt', watch out for the sign

One of the publicity shots for 'Mr X', is a pose similar to the Christine Keeler chair portrait

The QR code on the poster seen around the 48th minute references to the Shaun the Sheep website

Just after the sheep save the farmer from the hairdressers they turn a corner to run down an alley. On the wall is a torn poster for John Cooper Clarke and The Fall

The name of the farm that the series and part of the film is set in, is Mossy Bottom Farm

In the post-credits sequence, the distracted rooster is playing a game on his phone - The SFX of that game are from 'Sheep Stack', an Aardman Animations produced mobile game

On Shaun's bag one of the badges is a Blue Peter badge

This film is released on the Chinese new year of the Year of the Sheep

The photographer photographing the birds at the pond is a cameo by Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park who is also an executive producer on this movie

The characters (Shaun, Bitzer, Farmer etc) all have their old Series 1 designs

The film contains absolutely no dialogue, aside from animal sound effects

The restaurant where the sheep try to blend in by imitating the other diners is called 'Le Chou Brûlé' which means 'The Burnt Cabbage'

Twenty animators worked on the film, each producing two seconds of footage per day