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'Shaun the Sheep' review: Flock on the lam

'Shaun the Sheep' review: Flock on the lam

You wouldn't expect the latest kid-friendly release to offer up an opportunity to discuss cinematic traditions, but "Shaun the Sheep," from "Wallace and Gromit" and "Chicken Run" filmmakers Aardman Animations, isn't like most kid movies. The dialogue-free film uses ingenious visual storytelling to weave the tale of Shaun, the intrepid little sheep, and his pals, who set out to rescue their bumbling farmer. Done with the signature claymation animation Aardman has made its hallmark, "Shaun the Sheep" tells the story of a quiet farm, where routine has become rote, and the schedule rules all. Shaun, the cleverest of the sheep, longs for a day...

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