SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE opens August 5, 2015

I’m a big fan of Aardman Animations productions and love CHICKEN RUN as well as WALLACE AND GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT.  Their cheeky, subversive British humor and adorable Claymation style stop-motion animation always tickle me.  So I was thrilled to learn Aardman Animations’ Shaun the Sheep character was coming to the big screen in… SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE.  Shaun and his animal friends are crossing the pond, and venturing to the big city this summer.  This post will contain the official information for SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE coming to theaters August 5, 2016.  Click here to read our spoiler-free review of SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE.

Update November 14, 2015

SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE is now available on Digital HD, and arrives on Blu-Ray Combo Pack (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) on November 24 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We have some fun activity sheets to enjoy using the button below.  The printable pack includes holiday ornaments, cupcake decorations, coloring pages, and more.

The SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE home entertainment release comes loaded with bonus features including a fascinating look behind-the-scenes of the making of the film as well as interviews with the cast and crew.

BLU-RAY/DVD/DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “Making the Shaun Movie” Featurette
  • “Meet the Characters” Featurette
  • “Join Shaun Behind the Scenes” Featurette
  • “Meet the Crew” Featurette
  • Parody Poster Gallery

Update August 4, 2015

Meet Shaun, a new kind of hero – a wooly hero.  Adventurous, mischievous and slightly rebellious, Shaun is a small farm sheep looking for some excitement. As leader of the flock, it’s up to him to make sure his whole pack of pals make it back home from their spontaneous big city adventure.

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SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE © 2015 Lionsgate

Update August 3, 2015

Latest SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE posters parody MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION

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and James Bond’s SPECTRE.

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Update July 20, 2015

Meet Thumper, the ruthless animal containment officer in charge of rounding up stray animals in this behind-the-scenes video for SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE.

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Update July 16, 2015

SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE posters parody MINIONS and ANT-MAN.

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Update July 6, 2015

Meet the stray dog Slip who’s looking for a home in SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE, and get a peek behind-the-scenes at creating this stop motion film.

Update July 1, 2015

Final poster released for SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE, and watch the charming farm family grow up right before your eyes in the adorable “Feels Like Summer With You” music video.

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Update June 25, 2015

Meet Timmy, the baby of Shaun the Sheep flock.  Being the baby of the flock, Timmy gets away with just about everything.  Pocket-sized and adorable, he leaves a trail of mischief wherever he goes.  Luckily, he has his older cousin Shaun to clean up after him.

Want more Timmy? Check out the free SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE app that lets you become a part of their Big City adventure and get a SHAUN THE SHEEP style haircut at the Top Knot Salon.  The app is available via iOS, Google Play, and Amazon.

Update June 17, 2015

Three character posters released for SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE.

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Update May 24, 2015

Join the flock and watch the latest trailer for SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE. Also, check out the teaser and motion posters below.

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Original post from May 12, 2015 follows below…

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‘Shaun’ in SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE © 2015 Lionsgate

From Lionsgate’s Press Release

Lionsgate presents a Studiocanal and Aardman Animations production.

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‘Shaun’ (left), ‘The Farmer’ (center) and ‘Bitzer’ (right) in SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE © 2015 Lionsgate

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‘The Farmer’ (left) and ‘Shaun’ (right) in SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE © 2015 Lionsgate

 

When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for.  A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan, and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.

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‘Shaun’ in SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE © 2015 Lionsgate

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‘Shaun’ (left), ‘Slip’ (center) and ‘Bitzer’ (right) in SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE © 2015 Lionsgate

 

Join Shaun, Bitzer and The Flock on their hilarious, action-packed, big screen adventure as they make plans to rescue the missing Farmer.  A story about how we sometimes forget to appreciate the things we have in life, and the people who love us.  SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE introduces us to two new Aardman characters; Trumper the animal warden who rules the city’s animal shelter with a rod of iron and Slip, an inner city orphan dog who helps Shaun save the day.  SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE is written and directed by Mark Burton and Richard Starzak, produced by Julie Lockhart and Paul Kewley.

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About Dave Parfitt

Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I'm a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.