Just watched the Shaun the Sheep Movie, FINALLY. So good! Loved every bit about it and laughed almost the entire film. So cute. If you haven’t seen it, do so now. Everytime I see a movie with some sort of mograph or animation in, I look up the artist and look at the places they’ve worked at or are currently working at. I hope one day to see my name up on the credits for a mograph or at the very least a studio that I work for. I wanna to make title credits!
The film had great overlap for both kids and adults. The claymation is so flawless to the eye. I love the intricate details and how they play into helping their puns and jokes. The counting sheep part makes me laugh so much. Also the villain was great! I’m always excited to see Aardman films. I’m a Wallace & Gromit fan as well as Creature Comforts. ❤ It’s nice to see an expansion of the characters after watching the little shorts created for such a long time. My dad use to record every single one and then have the family gather every couple weeks to watch them all in one go while we ate dinner. This was a brilliantly scripted film, especially with the lack of spoken dialogue. I commend any film that shows rather than tells, especially since they seem to forget that aspect in film these days.
Since I love mograph so much I always stick around for credits if I see one. I pause films just so I can google the designers, or if I’m in the theater I take notes either by phone or scribbles. The artist who worked on Shaun the Sheep Movie is Ciaran O’Connor. I suggest you head over to his portfolio www.ciaranoconnor.com for a look at other the great work he makes. Below is the section he made that was in the film. He worked with Gavin Strange, the graphic designer to bring this section to life. I really loved the way this worked into the film and seeing the memes makes me smile even more.
Once again if you have yet to see Shaun the Sheep Movie fix that now. It’s a great film and officially joining the ranks of my favorite animated films. It’s heart-warming and hilarious for both kids and adults. The only other film in recent times that’s got a similar vibe is Zootopia, but I think the challenge Shaun the Sheep had was no dialogue, well except animal sounds. I love that it’s like watching a Buster Keaton film in that sense. Love the easter eggs and hope everyone else had as much fun as I did trying to find all of them!
Anyway, enjoy and watch the film asap! I might watch it again…depends on time of course.