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Family Watch: ‘Shaun’ inventive fun

There’s no dialogue in “Shaun the Sheep Movie.”
There’s no dialogue in “Shaun the Sheep Movie.” Lionsgate


Rated PG for rude humor.

What it’s about: A herd of clever sheep set out to rescue their farmer from the big city.

The kid attractor factor: Adorable stop-motion character designs from the creators of “Wallace and Gromit,” and “Chicken Run.”

Good lessons/Bad lessons: There’s no place like home, strength in numbers, take care of the ones you love, and be grateful for the little things in life.

Violence: The film has a number of chase scenes with a runaway caravan trailer, and a scary animal containment officer who breaks out the scary pincers for the slippery sheep. Although he almost tosses the sheep off a cliff with a bulldozer, brave Shaun the sheep saves the day.

Language: The film has no dialogue, so there aren’t any offensive words, but there are a few body humor jokes that appeal to the lowest-common denominator.

Sexuality: The officer casually flirts with a sheep dressed in drag.

Drugs: None.

Parents advisory: A wonderfully inventive children’s movie. While there might be a few scary moments for the littlest ones, this would be appropriate and enjoyed by ages 4 and up.