[schema type=”movie” url=”http://shaunthesheep.com/movie” name=”Shaun The Sheep” description=”Shaun the Sheep, kid’s favourite TV series has come to the big screen. Shaun decides to take a day off with disastrous and funny consequences” director=”Richard Goleszowski, Mark Burton” producer=”Aardman Animations” actor_1=”Justin Fletcher” actor_2=”John Sparkes”]
This Shaun the Sheep movie is a great British triumph in animation films. It took 17 animators months to produce just 2 seconds of footage a day. There were 21 models of Shaun the sheep and each screen had to be painstakingly positioned and filmed. To keep production costs low, the decided not to have any dialogue as lip syncing is quite expensive to do. Studio Canal funded this film.
The story is about Shaun the ringleader deciding to take a day off. Some of his actions trigger off a stream of incidents which results in the farmer rolling off in a caravan into the big city. The farmer then loses his memory and ends up accidentally becoming a celbrity hair stylist. Shaun, Blitzer the dog and the other sheep decide to go to the Big City and rescue him. In the Big City, they are pursued by the villain, a crazed animal catcher. What follows is lots of silly capers, clever animation and a blip where you think it might all end quite badly. But of course, in the end, we get a happy ending.
It’s quite a fun film with quite grown up themes but all the kids loved it and were laughing at the silly jaunts at the end of the film. It’s cute and charming and I expect to see lots of Shaun the Sheep merchandising around town.
There is a rumour that Visit London is doing a Shaun the Sheep campaign around London. To be announced. In cinemas from 6 Feb 2015 all over the country.
I also notice that some Cineworld cinemas are offering Autism friendly screenings. This what that it’s about.
Autism Friendly screenings at Cineworld differ from regular screenings. Some of the key differences are:
- Lighting will be kept on during the screening.
- Volume levels will be reduced.
- There will be no advertisements or trailers.
- Seating will not be allocated.
- Customers will be allowed to bring in their own food.
- Screenings will be at 11am on the first Sunday of every month.
MyLondonGuide was a guest of Big Bus London at this preview of the movie.