Shaun the Sheep Movie

2015 PG 1h 25m Blu-ray / DVD

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Shaun the Sheep Movie

2015 PG 1h 25m Blu-ray / DVD
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Springing from the hit British TV series, this jaunty animated tale follows roguish alpha-sheep Shaun, who schemes to take a day off by lulling the Farmer to sleep. But when the plan goes awry, it's up to Shaun and his flock to rescue their master.
Blu-ray DVD
English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service
English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 5+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 5+
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age 5+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Shaun the Sheep Movie is the full-length spin-off of Aardman Animation's same-named short-form TV series. There's no actual dialogue -- just animal noises, exaggerated gestures, and evocative music. It's appropriate for older preschoolers mature enough not to be bothered by brief scenes of mild peril (a cruel animal control officer is after the farm animals and uses a weapon-like device with a claw-like attachment that can discharge electricity). While no characters are seriously injured, there's one tense/frightening sequence when it seems the animals will plunge to their deaths. There's also some silly potty humor (fart, poop, pee jokes) and a photo of a nude man (all sensitive parts are covered by a chair), but overall this is a sweet little adventure that's fine for almost all ages, with positive messages about teamwork, friendship, and acknowledging and fixing your mistakes.

Sexual Content


The animal control officer takes pleasure in grabbing animals and keeping them caged. He uses a device to collar the animals and is bent on hurting them -- to the point of wanting to push them over a quarry. He tries out his scary-looking tool (which looks like a gun, has a menacing claw attachment, and discharges electricity) on a teddy bear, with destructive results). A climactic scene between him and the animals is a tense/frightening, but everything ends up OK. A little lamb starts crying. A surgery scene shows a scalpel about to cut skin.


No discernable dialogue, but lots of potty humor (fart, burp, and poop jokes).

Social Behavior

The animals learn to work together, to trust and protect new friends, and to help Farmer remember who he is to them -- and what they mean to him. The sheep also learn that the grass isn't always greener on the other side, and that it's important to fix your mistakes.


Nothing in the movie, but some tie-in products are available.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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