Film Preview: A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2020)

Page Revisions:

(April 7, 2019) Original
(July 7, 2019) New Trailer (#2) / New Poster (#3)
(January 5, 2020) New Release Date (changed from 12/13/19) / New Posters (#4-#5) / Updated Title (Added “A”)

Release Date:

January 10, 2020


From IMDb: “When an alien with amazing powers crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun the Sheep goes on a mission to shepherd the intergalactic visitor home before a sinister organization can capture her.”

Poster Rating: B- / C- / C+ / C- / C

Review: (#1) Aliens beaming up our protagonists is an interesting representation of the film’s premise, though perhaps a bit inaccurate. (#2) Less accurate than the predecessor, but also lacking in the interesting details that made it something to observe.

(#3) There are a lot of details here, though they are spread out across the design, which gives a bit too much irregular spacing to the design.

(#4) Lots of white space and weird poses and expressions. It’s just not terribly exciting. (#5) This attempt to create a Christmas theme doesn’t quite work since it makes no reference to the holiday.

Trailer Rating: B / B-

Review: (#1) If you’re a fan of Shaun the sheep, this should immediately entice you. Fans of Aardman animation will see some elements that are interesting, but also some that isn’t.

(#2) The humor feels strangely dialed back in this second trailer, but the overall thrust of the film and the magic of Aardman animation is still on full display.

Oscar Prospects:

It may end up as a Best Animated Feature nominee, but there’s a lot of potential competition this year that might keep it out of the running.

Trailer #1

Trailer #2


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