The film follows Shaun, Bitzer and the flock into the big city to rescue the Farmer, who gets lost after Shaun’s mischief.
After a blow to the head, the Farmer is diagnosed with amnesia, yet retains certain memories (i.e. shearing the sheep), which proves crucial to the plot. Meanwhile, Shaun is captured by Animal Control, and finds himself in a cell with Bitzer. They later escape, and find the Farmer, who is now a world-famous hair stylist (he mistakenly shaved the hair off a famous celebrity, as if he was Shaun), for starting the new trend. However, the Farmer no longer recognises Shaun, and Shaun is left heartbroken, misunderstanding his owner’s hostility, after their encounter.
After discovering the Farmer’s memory loss, the flock devises a plan – they will send everyone to sleep, then abduct the farmer, and take him back to the countryside. However, with the enraged stray-catcher hot on their trail, the protagonists’ plan to safely make it back home won’t be nearly as easy as they hope, but they’re determined to succeed.
Shaun the Sheep Movie is a British stop-motion animated comedy film produced by Aardman Animations, based on the Shaun the Sheep television series, which itself is a spin-off from the Aardman series Wallace and Gromit which introduced the character of Shaun. The film is written and directed by Richard Starzak and Mark Burton. Financed and distributed by StudioCanal, it was released in the United Kingdom on 6 February 2015.
Shaun the Sheep Movie
Directed by: Mark Burton, Richard Starzak
Starring: Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, Omid Djalili, Kate Harbour, Andy Nyman, Emma Tate
Screenplay by: Mark Burton, Richard Starzak
Production Design by: Matt Perry
Cinematography by: Charles Copping, Dave Alex Riddett
Film Editing by: Sim Evan-Jones
Visual Effects: Hugh Brazier, Melanie Byrne
Music by: Ilan Eshkeri
MPAA Rating: PG for rude humor.
Release Date: August 7, 2015