If you’ve been to a movie lately you’ve seen the trailer for “Shaun the Sheep Movie“. From the creators of Chicken Run and Wallace and Gromit this movie will be a huge hit with your kids and you’ll love it too! Landing in theatres August 5th, “Shaun the Sheep Movie“ is easy to follow for the youngest of viewers, even though it features zero dialogue. Shaun is the smart one in a herd of goofy wooly stop-motion English sheep who spend their days doing typical sheep things while their caring Farmer keeps them in line with a very stringent schedule. Shaun and his pals leave the safety of their farm and head into the netherworld of the nearby town in search of their loving, long-time farmer, who has amnesia. This is when things, almost everything, seems to go wrong! The sheep must adopt disguises and evade the animal catcher, Trumper, in order to find their farmer in the Big City.
At just an hour and 25 minutes long, the claymation movie flies by with laughs, oohs, and ahhs. The film geared for ages 4-10 stars the popular characters from the long-running children’s television series of the same name. Meet the movie’s youngest character, Timmy who enjoys copying everything Shaun does in the “Meet Timmy” Featurette below.
Adults will find humor in the film through the use of dialog-free smart wisecracks, visual film puns, including a sequence satirising Silence of the Lambs. This claymation film wasn’t quick to come to fruition. Standing seven inches tall, Shaun’s clay model was posed, poked, and reshaped thousands of times resulting in a high quality claymation film you won’t believe isn’t computer generated. The textures are unbelievable with Shaun’s fleece even having to be stiffened with PVA glue to stop it from catching fire! Shaun is a true sport! 😉 Model makers crafted 157 human figures and 197 sheep puppets—including 21 for Shaun alone. Each sheep needed to be covered with 31 inches of fleece. The miniature environments featured in this film overflow with lovingly rendered detail.
We’re planning to take my daughter and a friend to see Shaun the Sheep Movie when it comes out in theatres this week. It’ll be a end-of-the-first-week-of-school celebration!
To help promote the movie, we partnered with Lionsgate and Influencer Central to bring you a fun giveaway of a Shaun the Sheep Movie package. The package includes:
- One (1) Shaun the Sheep Movie Children’s T-Shirt
- One (1) Shaun the Sheep Movie Adult’s T-Shirt
- One (1) Shaun the Sheep Movie Headband
- One (1) book from the Shaun the Sheep Movie book series
- One (1) Shaun the Sheep Movie poster
- One (1) Serta Sheep Plush
We’re making this giveaway easy. Just enter your email address (not made public) and complete two additional tasks for extra entries if you’d like.
This giveaway is open to US residents 18+. No PO Boxes. Entries accepted through until 12:00 AM EST August 11, 2015. Winners will be drawn using Rafflecopter’s Random Number Generator. All entries will be verified. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have 24 hours to reply before we draw a new winner. No purchase is necessary. Void where prohibited. This contest is not affiliated with Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, or Google.