Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas

TV review by Polly Conway, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

Delightful, fast-paced special a treat for the whole family.

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 3+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 8+

Disappointing, boring, and Maybe not for Santa Believers

This was our first Shaun the Sheep Movie, and my child was disappointed about three or four minutes in, and she finally realized there would be no talking. My daughter got really sad when the farmer dressed up as Santa Clause and sold his bottles (homebrew). She is a big Santa fan. Furthermore, there is some slapstick humor; someone loses their last tooth, and the kids attack the fake farmer Santa. We went ahead and watched it from the initial review as all the reviews seemed ok. However, it was a disappointment to my daughter, and she thought it was boring.
age 4+

A masterpiece of animated cinema

Ok, for some reason some people think Aardman's creations are mainly for "kids," but like with Pixar, Laika et.al this is art, and can be embraced by everyone. I am 64 and worship at Aardman's feet. This 30 minute short is so delightful, so lovely to look at, and has a "don't get too caught up in social media" message that really has a point, that I cannot praise it enough. It achieves a perfect balance betwen humor and action and a christmassy feel that never hits a false note. Between this and Robin Robin, another Aardman-produced gem, this is ART on a level all kids from 4 to 104 can, and will, enjoy.

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