SHAUN is a clever, mischievous sheep who lives with his flock on Mossy Bottom Farm, under the nominal supervision of The Farmer, and Bitzer, a well-meaning but ineffectual sheepdog.
Despite Shaun’s best efforts, life on the farm has got into a bit of a rut, and Shaun concocts a cunning plan -- to have a day off.
But be careful what you wish for. Events rapidly escalate out of control and Shaun’s mischief inadvertently leads to the hapless farmer being taken away from the farm.
With the flock’s help, Shaun must leave the farm for the first time and travel into the Big City in order to rescue The Farmer -- and failure is not an option.
But how will the sheep survive? Can they avoid being recognised as sheep? And thus avoid the clutches of a fearsome animal catcher? In the course of an action-packed adventure they experience a host of wild, funny mishaps.
And Shaun meets a little orphan dog called Slip who makes him realise that having a home and a family is not something to be taken for granted.
Here’s a brief taster of what to expect from the movie:
- We meet Shaun, Bitzer and The Flock featured in The Farmers home movies from their early years for the very first time;
- We’re given a flavour of everyday life for a sheep on a farm – even the humdrum parts;
- We find out that even sheep need a day off from their annoying parents;
- There’s a salutary lesson about the unintended consequences of counting sheep;
- We find out about the dangers posed by a runaway caravan;
- We find out how big and scary a city can seem the first time you visit one
- How easy it is to find yourself behind bars; and inventive ways to get out of jail;
- The job opportunities that come from a lifetime spent shearing sheep;
- How even the most absurd hairstyle can ‘trend’ on social media;
- We find out that you don’t appreciate what you’ve got until you lose it;
- Oh, and there’s a pantomime horse too.