Fun Size Review: Shaun the Sheep (2015)

Yes indeed! A 2015 animated silent movie with synchronized score and sound effects. It didn’t make much impact in the USA when it was released but you really should check it out if you like silent comedy and/or great animation. (The characters’ movements were based on Buster Keaton and Jacques Tati.)

I usually find that Aardman (Wallace and Gromit) animation’s real talent is for shorts and not features but this film is just smashing. All the jokes land, the characters are true to themselves and we get a bit of pathos without things going soppy. A real treat all around.

shaun the sheep

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

Everyone goes home/gets a home and the villain is soundly defeated.

If it were a dessert it would be: Cherry Cheesecake Shooters. A modern take on something classic, timeless and beloved.

Read my full-length review here. (I also discuss why I consider this to be a true silent film.)

Availability: Released on DVD, Bluray and via streaming.

6 Comments

  1. Birgit

    I really love Wallace and Gromit and this would be a hoot. I have to admit, I watched Pengu which was something from Switzerland. It was basically silent and i loved it..yes I was in my 40’s when i watched this

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