From multi-award winning animation studio Aardman, creator of breakthrough stop-motion animation such as Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Flushed Away and the first Shaun the Sheep Movie, comes the latest out-of-this world adventure of the world-favorite sheep with its December release of Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon.
Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon currently enjoys a delightful sweep of rave reviews at a 97% high in Rotten Tomatoes. The movie brings Shaun, the sheep to uncharted territory when a visitor from beyond the stars, an impish and adorable alien called Lu-La crash, lands near Mossy Bottom Farm.
Shaun soon sees an opportunity for alien-powered fun and adventure that sets him off on a mission to shepherd Lu-La back to her home. Her magical alien powers, irrepressible mischief and galactic sized burps soon have the flock enchanted and Shaun takes his new extra-terrestrial friend on a road-trip to Mossingham Forest to find her lost spaceship. Little do the pair know, though, that they are being pursued at every turn by a mysterious alien-hunting government agency, spearheaded by the formidable Agent Red and her bunch of hapless, hazmat-suited goons.
Shaun the Sheep first appeared in Nick Park’s Wallace & Gromit classic, ‘A Close Shave’, in 1995, with the latest movie Farmageddon, Shaun is being taken in an epic adventure featuring space travel, an alien, a sinister government agency and a quest for the perfect pizza.
Shaun is almost a silent movie star with a big heart appealing to everyone across all ages, “This film is something that everyone, adults and children, can sit and watch and all laugh together. I think that is a great thing to have achieved. That’s a great thing, to bring people together. There’s nothing better than a laugh to let people forget their differences.
What Shaun the Sheep is good at is sending up the way we are as humans. A lot of the premise of Shaun the Sheep is that a lot of what these characters are doing is behind the backs of humans, but we [as the audience] are privy to that. I think we relate to that. He is excitable and naughty. He’s a flawed character, but in an innocent way. He’s human, really. I think his basic flaw is that he doesn’t like to do what he’s told,” shares Park.
Catch Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon in PH cinemas starting December 4. Check list of cinemas once it opens at FB/Go Asia Entertainment.