Shaun the Sheep: Shear Heat DVD review

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The troublesome farmyard gang is back as Shaun the Sheep™ returns on DVD on 21st July 2014. From Aardman, the acclaimed creators of Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep™ Shear Heat follows Shaun and his pals as they get up to yet more mischief!

Comprising of ten short episodes, viewers are welcomed back to Mossy Bottom Farm to follow Shaun, Bitzer and the rest of the gang as they embark on a series of fun-filled adventures. Including hilarious episodes such as Shaun the Fugitive, Bull Vs Wool and The Hang Glider, this animated series promises to keep the kids laughing all summer. As well as a range of exciting behind-the-scenes features, the DVD also includes the teaser trailer for Shaun the Sheep The Movie, which is being released on February 6th 2015, and an in-pack colouring sheet.

Episodes included on this DVD:

·         Shaun the Fugitive

·         Mission Inboxible

·         The Rounders Match

·         Film Night

·         Bull Vs Wool

·         The Piano

·         The Snapshot

·         Prickly Heat

·         The Hang Glider

·         The Shadow Play

Extra Features:

·         Behind the Scenes: Rigging

·         Behind the Scenes: Animating Shaun

·         Behind the Scenes: Sheep Maintenance

·         While the Animator’s Away

·         Shaun the Sheep: Movie Teaser Trailer

About Shaun the Sheep

Shaun the Sheep, Aardman’s family favourite TV series, is recognised the world over for its slapstick humour, distinctive look and strong, quirky characters and enjoyed across multiple media platforms. First appearing in Nick Park’s 1995 Academy Award winning Wallace & Gromit film ‘A Close Shave’, Shaun then went on to star in his own series which launched on BBC One in 2007.   The first Shaun the Sheep Movie is currently in production with feature film partner Studio Canal and scheduled for release in Spring 2015.

Comprising of 10 short episodes of the well loved British Animation it promises to be 70 minutes of pure laughter. My youngest enjoys the theme song and in between each episode he dances around the living room to the music, as soon as the episode starts he sits down and giggles away. Their favourite episode on the DVD is Film Night, where Shaun and Bitzer the dog are sitting down in a shed watching funny clips of themselves getting hurt or embarrassing moments in which the other is not amused at!

There are many appearances from the best loved Shaun the Sheep characters including Timmy, Bitzer, The Flock, The Farmer and the naughty pigs throughout the 10 episodes. The relationship between Bitzer and Shaun the Sheep is friendly and fun to watch. Bitzer is often found in the farmyard with a clipboard taking his job as sheepdog quite seriously when the farmer is around but once in the company of Shaun he will join in, if it suits him, with his wayward antics. Shaun the Sheep does not follow the Flock and is quite mischievous. Shaun often finds himself in tricky situations like the time in ‘Shaun the Fugitive’ when he tries to pinch cake for all the Flock but gets caught out by the Farmer and Bitzen as he is covered in cake. With his fun Nature it proves hard for the Farmer to stay mad with him.

Oliver, my youngest, is 3 and says that Shaun is naughty but funny.

This DVD is ideal for children aged 3 to 10, although with no words and only music the older of the age group would most probably under stand the humour a bit more than younger children. As a parent i would happily enough sit down with the children and watch the DVD with them as each episode is short and funny.

Be sure to join in the fun this summer as Shaun the Sheep – Shear Heat arrives on DVD on 21st July.

We was provided with a promotional copy of the DVD for the purpose of this review.

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Shaun the Sheep Spring Cleaning DVD Review

Shaun is baaaack…and creating havoc once more

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SHAUN THE SHEEP™ SPRING CLEANING ON DVD FROM 7th APRIL 2014

“Everyone’s favourite farmyard friend is back, as Shaun the Sheep™ returns on DVD on 7th April 2014. From Aardman, the acclaimed creators of Wallace and Gromit, Shaun the Sheep™ Spring Cleaning follows Shaun and pals as they get into more mischief than ever before around the farmyard.

Featuring ten short episodes, viewers are welcomed to Mossy Bottom Farm to follow Shaun, the leader of the flock, Bitzer and the rest of the gang as they embark on madcap adventures. In the comical episodes, the flock run into skateboarding trouble, take on a vicious pet rabbit and try out window cleaning on the farm. As well as a range of exciting behind-the-scenes features, the DVD also includes one episode, never-before-seen on TV, where Bitzer gets into trouble for trying out graffiti art!

Episodes included on the DVD:

  • The Shepherd
  • Hard to Swallow
  • Bye Bye Barn
  • The Skateboard
  • The Rabbit
  • The Stand Off
  • The Coconut
  • You Missed a Bit
  • Let’s Spray
  • The Crow

Extra Features:

  • Shaun the Sheep: How to Animate Shaun the Sheep using Animate
  • Behind the Scenes: Animators
  • Behind the Scenes: Directors
  • Behind the Scenes: Golly

We was sent a copy of the DVD to review, we was away over the Easter holidays so the boys have spent the past week watching the DVD and have now become big Shaun the Sheep fans, especially the youngest one who asks to watch the DVD every day.

Shaun the Sheep first appeared in the Academy Award winning Wallace & Gromit film ‘A close shave’, Shaun then went onto star in his own series which was launched on BBC one in 2007. The characters are quirky and funny and are very loveable.

When the boys watched the DVD the house was in complete silence until they erupted in laughter, every episode is comical and fun for all the family to enjoy.

My eldest’s favourite part of the DVD is in the the first episode when Shaun is training up for the sheepdog trials; when they turn up to the trials, it is pouring down with rain and they are the only ones their to enter, they quickly think that they are going to be awarded with the giant trophy but instead are presented with a little tiny one. Jak thought that this was hilarious and says that it is definitely his type of humour. The youngest likes the baby sheep, Timmy, who is always spitting out his dummy, he is in fots of giggles each time he sees it

The DVD runs for 70 minutes, with 10 episodes each running for about 7 minutes each long. It seems quite long but my youngest who is 2 and a half managed to sit through it without losing interest in the DVD.

I have been given a few Shaun the Sheep activity sheets for you to download including

  • Blitzer dot to dot
  • Colouring in sheets
  • Shaun’s face mask
  • Timmy’s face mask
  • Shirley’d face mask

You can download them here to print off Shaun The Sheep Spring Cleaning Activity Sheets

We was sent a copy of the DVD for the purpose of this review

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