'A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon': Release date, plot, cast, and all you need to know about the galactic adventure

The standalone sequel to 2015's 'Shaun the Sheep Movie' follows Shaun as he tries to help an alien get home


                            'A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon': Release date, plot, cast, and all you need to know about the galactic adventure
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The 'Shaun the Sheep' franchise's latest movie is all set to release in the United States. The standalone sequel to 2015's 'Shaun the Sheep Movie' follows Shaun on a brand new adventure, trying to help an alien get home while keeping her safe from evil forces.

Here’s everything you need to know about the project:

Release Date

'A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon' won't be coming to theaters in the US but it will be released on Netflix on February 14. The movie was released theatrically in the UK on October 18, 2019.

Plot

The movie's plot begins with a UFO crash-landing in Mossingham. Shaun soon discovers that the craft brought with it an alien visitor called Lu-La who uses her strange abilities to cause mayhem on the farm. This forces Shaun to try and help Lu-La get back home to her family before she can cause more trouble or be captured by the government. Here's the official plot synopsis for the movie: 

"Strange lights over the quiet town of Mossingham herald the arrival of a mystery visitor from far across the galaxy… When the intergalactic visitor – an impish and adorable alien called LU-LA – crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun soon sees an opportunity for alien-powered fun and adventure and sets off on a mission to shepherd LU-LA home. Her magical alien powers, irrepressible mischief and galactic sized burps soon have the flock enchanted. Shaun takes his new extra-terrestrial friend on the road to Mossingham Forest to find her lost spaceship, unaware that a sinister alien-hunting agency is on their trail. Can Shaun and the flock avert Farmageddon on Mossy Bottom Farm before it’s too late?"

Cast

Justin Fletcher

Justin Fletcher at The British Academy Children's Awards 2018 (Getty Images)

Fletcher, the voice of Shaun the Sheep, is an English comedian and actor who specializes in slapstick comedy and has worked extensively on shows aimed at a young audience. He is joined on the cast by John Sparkes, Amalia Vitale, and Kate Harbour, among others. 

Director

Will Becher and Richard Phelan

'Farmageddon' is the feature directorial debut of both Becher and Phelan. They have both worked extensively on the 'Shaun the Sheep' show. The screenplay for the movie was penned by Mark Burton and John Brown.   

Trailer



 

The trailer for the movie introduces the basic premise and gives us our first look at Lu-La, the adorable little alien whose presence on Earth kicks off the movie's story. Based on the clip, which features the song 'LAZY' by The Vaccines and Kylie Minogue, there's goofiness and mayhem aplenty. It looks like this is going to be a very fun watch, especially for the movie's target audience. 

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