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With no dialogue in this offshoot of an adorable British television series, the barnyard characters – and all the humans, too – grunt, point and communicate with facial expressions only. (Chris Johnson/Elevation Pictures)
With no dialogue in this offshoot of an adorable British television series, the barnyard characters – and all the humans, too – grunt, point and communicate with facial expressions only. (Chris Johnson/Elevation Pictures)

Shaun the Sheep Movie: A delightful stop-motion animated escapade romp Add to ...

  • Directed by Richard Starzak, Mark Burton
  • Written by Richard Starzak, Mark Burton
  • Starring Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, Omid Djalili
  • Genre family
  • Country USA
  • Language English

Talk is cheap, and not for the sheep.

This delightful stop-motion animated romp features no dialogue, which is as it should be – the beauty of animals is in their actions, not words, after all.

And so, in this offshoot of an adorable British television series (itself a Wallace and Gromit spinoff), the barnyard characters – and all the humans, too – grunt, point and communicate with facial expressions only.

The story has to do with a disruption in the monotonous farm-life schedule, involving a head-scratching farmer who loses his memory and finds himself disoriented in the city.

His animals, initially delighted with their freedom, soon grasp their deep inability to take care of themselves.

They then leave the farm in search of their master; a Mission: Impossible meets Babe: Pig in the City escapade ensues (A malicious “animal containment officer” has the wool pulled over his eyes!)

Visually appealing and animal friendly, Shaun the Sheep celebrates summer – a break in the routine, loving it on the lam.

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