stop-motion animated comedy film produced by Aardman Animations , based on theShaun the Sheeptelevision series, which itself is a spin-off from the Aardman seriesWallace and Gromitwhich introduced the character of Shaun . The film is written and directed by Richard Starzak and Mark Burton . Financed and distributed by StudioCanal ,it was released in the United Kingdom on 6 February 2015.
Shaun is a mischievous sheep living with his flock at Mossy Bottom Farm. Tired from the monotony of life on the farm, he hatches a plan for a day off. However, he accidentally sends the sleeping farmer to the big city inside a runaway travel trailer. Bitzer follows him and orders the sheep to stay on the farm.
In the city, the farmer receives a blow to the head and is hospitalized and diagnosed with amnesia. He leaves the hospital and ends up becoming a hair stylist, using his memories of shearing the sheep, even though he still does not know who he is.
The sheep, meanwhile, find life impossible without the farmer, so Shaun goes to the city, unaware the rest of the flock follow him. He manages to disguise them as people, but is himself captured by Trumper. He encounters Bitzer there, who was also captured, and they, along with a homeless dog called Slip, escape. Slip takes them to the farmer, but the Farmer no longer recognises Shaun, and Shaun is left heartbroken, misunderstanding his owner's hostility.
Shaun then discovers the Farmer's memory loss, and he and the flock devises a plan - they will send everyone to sleep, then abduct the farmer, and take him back to the countryside. The succeed in doing so is creating a fake horse, upon which they place the farmer. They succeed in getting to the farm, evading Trumper along the way. The flock try to wake the farmer up, but Trumper follows them. The flock tries to hide in a shed and wake up the farmer. Trumper tries to drive the shed into a nearby quarry with a tractor, but the farmer regains his memory. Shaun saves the flock and Trumper is defeated by the bull, whilst Shaun and the flock realize how much they need the farmer, and he realizes how much he loves them.