After 130 delightfully off-kilter, seven-minute TV adventures by the diminutive title sheep and company down on Mossy Bottom Farm, Aardman Studios’ claymation flock finally heads for the big screen. And the big city, with the animals undertaking a trek to town to rescue their amnesia-stricken farmer, whose sheep-shearing skills have led to a new career as an avant-garde, celebrity barber.
Lack of dialogue makes this a great cross-cultural date movie. Plus it’s colorful and kinetic enough for the tots, while the hilarious sight gags and droll social satire make it a rare treat for parents as well. Japanese title: Hitsuji no Shaun: Back to the Home. (85 min)