Tuesday, June 14, 2016

DVD Review: Shaun the Sheep The Farmer’s Llamas

From the company that brought you the Academy Award®-nominated film, Shaun the Sheep Movie (Best Animated Feature Film, 2015), the all-new TV special Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas will be available on DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD on June 14 from Lionsgate. Full of Aardman’s signature high-energy slapstick comedy appealing to audiences of all ages, Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas DVD includes bonus episodes and will be available for a suggested retail price of $14.98. 

When the Farmer and Bitzer go to a country fair, Shaun decides to tag along for the fun and finds himself crafting a brilliant plan to bring three exotic and witty llamas back home to Mossy Bottom Farm. Shaun is delighted with his new friends and believes that the llamas are just what the flock needs to spice up their lives. At first everything is fun, exciting, and silly, but soon their new llama roommates get a bit too wild in their new home.

?         “Meet the Llamas” Featurette
?         “The Director’s Perspective” Featurette
?         “Behind the Fleece” Featurette
?         2 Bonus Episodes – “Cheetah Cheater” & “Zebra Ducks of the Serengeti”
*Subject to Change


Year of Production:  2015
Title Copyright: © and ™ 2015 Aardman Animations Limited. All Rights Reserved.
Type: TV on DVD
Rating: Not Rated
Genre: Family, Comedy, Action/Adventure
Closed Captioned: NA
Subtitles: NA
Feature Run Time: 59 minutes
DVD Format:  16x9 Widescreen (1.78:1)
DVD Audio Status: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio

My Thoughts

My children simply love Shaun the Sheep and this adorable featurette was no different. The Farmer and Bitzer are going to the fair and Shaun decides he wants to go along for the ride. He befriends a trio of llamas and wants to bring them back with him to the farm. Things start out fine, but apparently llamas are pretty serious  party animals and Shaun soon loses control of the farm.

Shaun the Sheep' and all his escapades were definitely a big hit in my household. The characters are fun and colorful, and Shaun never lose any of his silent charm. This is a great family show that's perfect to watch on family movie night. The whole DVD runs about an hour between the main feature and bonus episodes which include "Cheetah Cheater" and "Zebra Ducks of the Sergeneti".    Anyone who is a fan of the show will want this DVD in their collection.