The very cute Shaun the Sheep movie comes out today on dvd and blu-ray just in time for the holiday season. With the weather getting colder it’s the perfect time to get cuddled up and spend a nice warm day in with your family. Shaun the Sheep is the perfect movie for staying in, if you are celebrating Thanksgiving this Thursday it would make for a the perfect after dinner lounging movie. Find out just what you can expect from this cute little movie in the rest of my review.
If you aren’t familiar with Shaun the Sheep, he’s a little claymation sheep from the same people who brought you Wallace and Gromit. Shaun the Sheep has been a television series and focuses on the title sheep, his flock, the farmer, and the farm dog. The sheep get into all sorts of shenanigans, often with Shaun at the center, and the dog tries to stop them so that the farm keeps running smoothly. I watched this show for a bit on the Disney Channel, it ran irregularly, but you could still watch episodes periodically. While Wallace and Gromit has dialogue, Shaun the Sheep and all the characters in his universe don’t actually speak. They mutter and mumble in what sounds like language, but there aren’t any actual words.
The Shaun the Sheep movie maintains a lack of dialogue, but the sounds and ways the characters act is just so cute that you don’t miss the dialogue. There is music, some of it does have lyrics, that adds to the story and the songs are pretty catchy. Especially the impromptu a capella version of Shaun’s theme that the entire flock performs at one point. The plot of the movie is in an attempt to get a day off, Shaun and the flock make a plan to have the farmer sleep the day away. Things go awry and the farmer winds up in the big city, with no memory of his farm. Shaun, the flock, and the dog all go to the city to try and get the farmer back. At 85 minutes the movie isn’t a huge time commitment and it can be enjoyed by anyone.
I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone looking for a lighthearted family friendly movie. If you’ve seen the movie or have other suggestions you can comment below or tweet at us, @thenerdygirlexp. You can also tweet at me, @kleffnotes, find me on my blog, klefffnotes.wordpress.com, or on my kleffnotes YouTube channel.