Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Shaun saves the farm from a llama rampage in fun special.

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Educational Value

It entertains more than educates.

Positive Messages

Mischievous acts can lead to major problems; both Shaun and the llamas play a part in the havoc that ensues, but good choices help save the day in the end. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Shaun is mischievous; the llamas are mean, and the farmer is pretty clueless.

Violence & Scariness

Fantasy violence; a few threats. Some perilous moments.

Sexy Stuff
Language

Some bathroom humor (farting).

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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer's Llamas is a special installment of the popular British animated show of the same name that contains the same brand of whole-family fun. As is the case with the series, there's no dialogue, but there's lots of slapstick-type humor as the titular llamas wreak havoc on a county fair and Shaun's farm. There's a little fantasy violence, some mean behavior, a fart joke, and a few potentially anxiety-provoking situations, as the llamas' spree is pretty ruthless. Shaun fans of all ages should find this adventure a delightful addition to the Aardman canon.

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What's the story?

SHAUN THE SHEEP: THE FARMER'S LLAMAS is a special 30-minute installment of the popular British series of the same name. When Farmer and dog Blitzer go to a county fair, Shaun secretly joins them and manages to con Farmer into purchasing a trio of feisty, scheming llamas that can only be controlled by the sounds of a pan flute. But when they all return to Mossy Bottom Farm, things go from bad to worse as the wily, wild llamas with an appetite for destruction decide to make themselves very comfortable.

Is it any good?

This special Shaun the Sheep story offers the same fun, inspired adventures that the series is known for. As usual, the lack of spoken dialogue and physical comedy help underscore the slapstick humor. 

It's fun and colorful; the farm is rendered in bold, beautiful shades of green, and the fair's dessert contest is a sight to behold, as is the sheep crew's creative solution to taming the llamas. The out-of-control llama bullies can get pretty mean as they rampage across the farm, and there are a few anxiety-provoking moments that may be a bit much for younger children. But overall, fans of the original series will certainly find it a fun treat for the whole family. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the characters featured here. Why were the llamas so misbehaved? When did they go from being mischievous to being mean? Do you think that Shaun and his friends handled them well? Do you think Shaun learned from his mistakes?

  • What's different about the llamas, both in looks and behavior? Do you think their portrayal is stereotypical? Why, or why not?

TV details

For kids who love slapstick comedy

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