Monday, October 8, 2007


Why be part of the flock when you can rise above it all, well thats what Shaun the Sheep thinks anyway; Welcome to Aardman Animation's rollickly good new pre school series Shaun the Sheep. Kings of stop frame animation, the studios are also home to Wallace and Gromit, Creature Comforts and Chicken Run, Aardman have come up with another winner here.

This new release from Roadshow features 8 episodes of mayhem as Shaun runs rings around sheepdog Bitzer and drags the rest of the flock into his adventures, the stories themselves are nicely small scale but full of spots of great comic invention such as when Shaun goes on a commando raid to the farmers bathroom to get hot water after being forced to go through a cold sheep dip.

The stories are actually mostly silent too so the appeal factor heads across the board and besides Shaun the other characters include Shirley the enormous sheep who thinks about nothing but eating, Timmy the baby lamb and the naughty pigs.

An entertaining series that definitely appeals, its also another kids show with a great theme tune sung by Vic Reeves of all people.

Well worth checking out.

Distributor: Roadshow Home Entertainment
Certificate: G | region 4
Extras: No

Shaun and friends