Throwback Thursday! Remember the Shaun, the adventurous sheep on Disney Channel that we used to watch every afternoon when we were in our teen years? Yes, one of the first stop-motion animated television series that made a mark in our memories, thanks to the mischievous tricks up Shaun’s sleeves (or wool). He’s getting another movie this 2019!
My dad always gets a good laugh while watching this and I’m stoked to see this lil sheep back on the big screen. From the successful TV series to a smashing full length feature film hit in 2015, A-list star Shaun The Sheep will be back in cinemas in Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon as he boldly goes where no sheep has gone before (as always!).
Here’s a summary of the movie:
Taking the audience for a hilarious intergalactic adventure, Farmageddon breaks Shaun’s blissful and mischievous daily existence on the arrival of a crazy and sparkly purple-blue alien named Lu-La. 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.
You can watch the trailer here:
Directed by Will Belcher and Richard Phelan, the sequel isn’t just a plain old movie for its directors, but a dream.
“This is a movie that’s about friends and responsibility and what it’s about to meet someone and become best friends. But then we also bring some villains in. We’re always asking ourselves questions like, ‘What if Lu-La is as cheeky as Shaun? Why do they get along so well? Is her home a bit like his home?’ We’re always playing with those ideas,” shares Phelan.
“Shaun’s stories are told through the eyes of a boy and his mates. And there’s limitless appeal to a sheep doing things in the human world that the humans don’t see. He’s a challenge to create because in some ways the possibilities are limitless. But there are certain rules without dialogue. We have to tell the character story as well as make it fun and slapstick. But I just love it. A lot of this is based on ideas that relate to our lives. Things that are universal in appeal, hopefully,” he adds.
We’re bring the family with us to the cinemas soon! Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon opens on December 4, 2019 in cinemas nationwide.