‘Shaun The Sheep’ was a very successful British animated show which received wide acclaim when a film version of it was released in 2015. To keep building on the success of the movie the makers have decided to come out with a sequel which has been named ‘Farmageddon: A Shaun The Sheep Movie’. The show has been running successfully since 2007 and is itself a spinoff from the short film ‘A Close Shave’ (1995). The 2015 movie had won nominations at the Golden Globe, Academy, and BAFTA Awards.
SutdioCanal had announced that work on the sequel had begun way back in 2015. The makers have also described the movie to be “another epic and hilarious journey, in what will be their biggest and most exciting adventure yet.” However, director-duo Richard Starzak and Mark Burton will not be returning to take on the roles from the first movie and have been replaced by Will Becher and Richard Phelan. However, the story is being written by Starzak himself.
Farmageddon: A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Cast: Who is in it?
This will be a stop-motion movie and thus the voice actors will be the members of the cast. Justin Fletcher will again lend his voice to the character of Shaun as he had done in the earlier movie. Besides Shaun, Fletcher also provided the voice of his cousin, Timmy, and will do so again in the next movie. He will be joined by John Sparkes, the man behind the voices of both The Farmer, the owner of the farm, and his pet dog Bitzer. Bitzer is also Shaun’s best friend despite them being of different species. Kate Harbour, Richard Webber, Simon Greenall, Emma Tate, and Andy Nyman shall be other voice-actors joining the cast.
What must be said here is that in animated films, what becomes the most important is the performance of the animators. The more realistic and authentic a scene looks, the more connected the audience will be to the story. In an animated movie, the entire scene is created out of imagination. There is a limitless scope to try anything out to create a scene in this form. Thus here the animators and the ones who do the storyboard are the real artists.
Farmageddon: A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Plot: What is it about?
The makers have released an official synopsis of the movie. It states, “Strange lights over the quiet town of Mossingham herald the arrival of a mystery visitor from far across the galaxy… but at nearby Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun has other things on his mind, as his mischievous schemes are continually thwarted by an exasperated Bitzer. When an impish and adorable alien with amazing powers crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun soon sees an opportunity for alien-powered fun and adventure, setting off on a mission to shepherd the intergalactic visitor home before a sinister organisation can capture her.”
As we have seen in the first movie, Shaun is a very mischevious sheep and always wants to figure way out of the farm. And this nature of Shaun’s is what triggers the story of this movie. Shaun will want to use this opportunity for some fun and in the meanwhile, save the Earth from an alien invasion. The stakes are really high this time. And it is true both for Shaun and its makers. The series has indeed been very popular on television, but to repeat the box office success with the sequel will be a matter of great challenge. But if the real flavor of the series and the characters, the essence of the stuff that appeals to the audience, is delivered, there is no doubt this can again turn out to be a good movie.
Farmageddon: A Shaun The Sheep Movie Release Date:
The movie is set to be released on different dates all across the world. In USA and Canada, it will be releasing on 15 May, 2019. In the UK’ the movie will release on October 18, 2019.
Farmageddon: A Shaun The Sheep Movie Trailer:
The makers have not released a full-length trailer for the movie yet. Only a teaser trailer has been released. Take a look at the teaser trailer right here. It was released on December 11, 2018.
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