Shaun the Sheep Movie
2015
*****
Director: Richard Strazak, Mark Burton
Cast: Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, Omid Djalili, Kate Harbour, Richard Webber, Tim Hands, Simon Greenall, Emma Tate, Henry Burton

After the forgettable The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists!, Aardman Studios make a glorious return to form. Shaun the Sheep’s stop motion shorts have entertained us since 2007 and now these lovely characters make a smooth transition to the big screen. The TV show is famous for being dialogue-free, and the same style works amazingly well over an 85-minute feature. The story is simple: Bitzer, Shaun and the rest of the flock leave Mossy Bottom for the Big City in order to rescue the Farmer who has lost his memory. The ensuing adventure is action-packed and filled with inventive hilarity. Followed by Farmageddon: A Shaun the Sheep Movie.