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'Shaun The Sheep: The Farmer's Llamas'
(Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, Sean Connolly, et al / DVD+Digital / NR / 2016 / LGF)

Overview: Shaun the Sheep and his flock are back but this time, they've brought along 3 llamas for more wild and crazy adventures in this brand new TV special!

DVD Verdict: For those not in the know, 'Shaun the Sheep' is a British stop-motion animated television series, a spin-off of the Wallace and Gromit franchise. The series stars Shaun, a sheep previously featured in the 1995 short film A Close Shave and in the Shopper 13 episode from the 2002 Wallace and Gromit's Cracking Contraptions series, and his madcap adventures around a small farm as the leader of his flock.

Having first aired in the UK on CBBC in March 2007 and broadcast in 180 countries globally, the series consists of 150 seven-minute episodes. The fifth season contains 20 episodes and has been aired in the Netherlands from December 1, 2015 until January 1, 2016.

Here in a brand new stand-alone "feature-length" episode, 'Shaun The Sheep: The Farmer's Llamas,' when the Farmer and Bitzer go to a Country Fair, Shaun steals away with them intent on causing mischief. Besotted by the exotic creatures he spots at auction, Shaun cleverly gets the unwitting Farmer to buy them.

Back at Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun is delighted with his prank and convinces the flock that the llamas are just what they need to spice up their lives. At first everything's great fun, but soon their new llama room-mates get a bit too comfortable in their new home. When things spiral out of control, Shaun is forced to take action to oust the intruders and save the farm.

A fun little skit of a "film," for sure, I don't even mind the could-be-better-in-this-day-and-age animation, mainly because the sheep still look good; as always, and the llamas sure do as well. No, my actual gruff (is that even a word?) with this "film" is that the actual story line isn't, well, funny enough, sorry. It sure is a loud "film," that's not up for debate, but the comedic element from the previous installments seems to have been dulled down, which is a shame. Maybe you will think differently once you have watched it for yourselves though.

Oh, and BTW, 'Shaun The Sheep: The Farmer's Llamas' was originally slated to have 4 starring llamas, but Equity rules prevent voice over artists from being used on more than three of the same animal - so as to keep animals in acting roles!!! I kid you not!! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:

Meet The Llamas
The Director's Perspective
Behind The Fleece
2 Bonus Episodes: "Cheetah Cheater" and "Zebra Ducks Of The Serengeti"