Shaun the Sheep (voiced by Justin Fletcher) and his friends are bored: it is difficult to have a bit of fun under the watchful eyes of the farm's herding dog. The farm animals' routine is shaken up one night when Lu-La (voiced by Amalia Vitale), a mysterious extra-terrestrial creature, shows up at the farm.
Shaun and his friends soon discover that Lu-La is friendly, playful, always hungry, and in need of help: She has to get back to her spaceship so she can return to her home planet and her parents. Matters get complicated when Agent Red (Kate Harbour), an ambitious UFO-hunting agent, arrives to capture the alien. Everyone must work together and make use of Lu-La's teleporting powers so she can be reunited with her parents.
Friendship; teamwork; bravery; cleverness; resourcefulness; importance of family.
Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon has some slapstick violence where no one gets seriously hurt or injured. For example:
- The herding dog is hit in the face by a Frisbee and food.
- Shaun is trampled over by the other sheep.
- Pigs are flung through the air and then fall on the ground.
- Someone is hit in the face with a pie.
- Shaun and Lu-La recklessly drive a harvester and crash it.
- Characters get buried under heavy objects.
- Characters hit their heads and run into things.
- Characters fall over.
Alcohol, drugs and other substances
Nudity and sexual activity
Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon has some nudity. For example:
- The farmer is seen wearing a jumper, underpants and socks, but no pants.
- In order to explain about planet Earth, Agent Red's assistants show a drawing of a man and a woman in the nude, however, the private parts are covered by fingers.
- During the end credits, the Farmer's bare bottom is visible very briefly.
Ideas to discuss with your children
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, like the previous Shaun the Sheep movie and TV series, is stop-motion entertainment with no dialogue – characters communicate non-verbally and with sounds. Containing a lot of funny scenes and many positive messages, the film is suitable for a family audience, though parental guidance is recommended for children under 5.
The main messages from this movie are that you can be friends even if you come from very different places and that you can achieve great things when you work together.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
- helping one another
- working together
- overcoming differences
- understanding other people's perspectives.
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children attitudes and behaviours, and their real-life consequences, such as:
- Bullying: it is revealed that Agent Red is so bitter and desperate to capture the alien because when she was a little girl she had an encounter with aliens but no one believed her and she was laughed at and ridiculed.
- The risks and potentially dire consequences of children attempting to do adult things: Lu-La got separated from her parents and stranded on Earth because she secretly took her parents' keys for the spaceship and accidentally launched it.
- Not listening: Lu-La's space ship crashed because Shaun kept on pressing buttons, even though he was told not to do so. He realises this and regrets that he did not listen.