Friday, April 17, 2009

Shaun the Sheep

This is a classic episode of Nick Park's series about a group of sheep on a farm in the English countryside. I am a big fan of this kind of claymation and with characters this well realized it easy to get caught up in the situations they find themselves in. Shaun is a 'think outside the box' kind of sheep. I love the way Shaun and the Cat battle for victory and Shaun's final solution is a masterstroke in the psychology of 'understanding your opponent'. These shorts need no spoken language to be understood and its the visual poetry that more kids need to be raised on than most of the drek that they are exposed to.

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