There are some films that you can’t wait to see, not because of the hype behind them but because you genuinely have a fondness for the film makers, the effects or the actors involved. Shaun the Sheep the movie is the first of this year’s that is on our must-see list. The kids are now at the right age to enjoy the cinema experience, and finding movies that the whole family will enjoy together, myself and husband included is high on our list of requirements – along with movie snacks of course.
I am a huge fan of Aardman animations, and used their work in various classes I taught in stop start animation pre-children, in fact I have all of their other movies on DVD within our collection and they come out at various times to be enjoyed as a family or shhhhh even when the kids are asleep. When T was born, she brought J a Shaun the sheep present as a “hello I’m your little sister” gift. So reading and hearing about a movie been produced by the animators, and featuring a much loved character with an extra special place in our hearts we’re so excited to review the brand new film.
Shaun the Sheep starts off in the peaceful Mossy Bottom, showing how little Shaun grew up with his farmer and the other animals around the farm until the monotony of the day in day out starts to grate on Shaun and the other animals as well. So hatching a plan they decide to mix things up a little and so the fun begins, I’m not going to reveal how but from Mossy Bottom in the country we find ourselves in the streets of the Big City, dodging animal control, giving celebrities makeovers and trying desperately to find the way back to Mossy Bottom with everyone from the farm.
Shaun the Sheep the movie is a fun filled, laughter making film for all the family, with the classic animation style of Aardman and brought together StudioCanal it’s not to be missed this half term. Although no words are spoken in the film the vocal talents are provided by some familiar faces including the kids favourite Justin Fletcher aka Mr Tumble from Something Special.
Throughout the film I heard giggles from the kids and then at times us adults giggled separately, so a real family film. My husband pointed out there were lots of hats off to some classic cultural references such as my favourite the Abbey Road album cover, and I’m sure that you could spend the film spotting them but believe me you will be too engrossed to do it the first time.
Whilst the kids have only been to the cinema a couple of times now T declared as it finished that “Shaun is the sheep is the best movie ever, even better than “Frozen” which, coming from an almost 4 year old is high praise indeed.
With half term around the corner in the UK, and activities for kids at the top of our must-find out list, this would be a great Rainy Day Activity for kids and you to enjoy together you can book your tickets here, and if you are in the mood for some outdoor fun and around London then it’s well worth looking out for the Shaun the Sheep Characters which can be found around the city similar to Paddington Bear earlier this year and the cows that decorated the city a few years ago.
IN CINEMAS FEBRUARY 6
SHAUN THE SHEEP: THE MOVIE
From Aardman, the Creators of Wallace & Gromit
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Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.