Shaun the Sheep-Save the Tree (2007)

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Released 4-Sep-2008

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Childrens None
Rating Rated G
Year Of Production 2007
Running Time 56:51 (Case: 58)
RSDL / Flipper No/No Cast & Crew
Start Up Menu
Region Coding 4 Directed By Richard Goleszowski
Richard Webber
Christopher Sadler
Studio
Distributor

Roadshow Home Entertainment
Starring None Given
Case Amaray-Transparent
RPI ? Music Mark Thomas


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame None English Dolby Digital 2.0 (256Kb/s)
Widescreen Aspect Ratio 1.78:1
16x9 Enhancement
16x9 Enhanced
Video Format 576i (PAL)
Original Aspect Ratio 1.78:1 Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles None Smoking No
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits No

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Plot Synopsis

    Title of Show : Shaun the Sheep

    Title of Disc : Save The Tree

    Year of Production : 2007

    Country of origin : United Kingdom

    What's included? :  8 episodes.

    Episode Length : 7 minutes each.

    Details of episodes : 

This DVD contains the following episodes

      1. Troublesome Tractor -  The farmer wants a sporty tractor and the sheep try to help.
      2. Heavy Metal Shaun - Shaun finds a metal detector.
      3. Tooth Fairy - Bitzer has a sore tooth and Shaun becomes his dentist.
      4. Camping Chaos - A camper sets up in Shaun's field.
      5. Save the Tree - The farmer needs fire wood and decides the tree in Shaun's field looks like a good source.
      6. Shaun the Farmer - The farmer gets sick and Shaun takes over for a day.
      7. Sheepwalking - Shaun goes sleepwalking.
      8. The Farmer's Niece - The farmer's obnoxious niece comes to stay.

    Style of Production : Stop motion clay animation.

    Premise of show : Shaun the Sheep is the latest Aardman creation using stop motion clay animation. The titular character originally appeared in A Close Shave with Wallace & Gromit, but now has his own show. He inhabits a small world with no dialogue. The regular characters are the farmer, his sheepdog Bitzer, his cat, the farmer's mean pigs, Shaun and a flock of sheep who mostly follow Shaun's lead. Shaun tends to get himself involved in all manner of crazy schemes but always knows how to get himself out. The stories are told through sight gags, music and noises. It appears locally on ABC for Kids.

    Age Group : 2-8

    Related to any other childrens shows? : Wallace & Gromit, Creature Comforts.

    Adult's view : This is a lot of fun with many great sight gags.

    Child's view : Kids get a lot of laughs out of this well made, amusing & inventive show.

    Other Releases of this show available? : This is the third local release of the show.

    Overall : Great show especially for fans of Wallace & Gromit.

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Transfer Quality

Video

    The video quality is very good.

    The feature is presented in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio 16x9 enhanced which is probably the original aspect ratio.

    The picture was quite clear and sharp throughout sporting a quite healthy bitrate, with no evidence of low level noise.

    The colour was excellent.

    There are no noticeable artefacts.

    There are no subtitles.

     

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Audio

    The audio quality is very good.

    This DVD contains an English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo soundtrack encoded at 256 Kb/s.

    Dialogue was clear and easy to understand and there was no problem with audio sync.

    The surround speakers were used quite a bit for atmosphere.

    The subwoofer got quite a lot of use for the theme and other sound effects.

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Extras

    None.

Menu

    The menu allowed for selecting the episodes or playing all.

 

 

R4 vs R1

NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.

     This disc is not available in other regions although another similar release is available in Region 2 containing some of the same episodes.

Summary

    Great new show from Aardman reprising the Shaun the Sheep character from A Close Shave.

    The video quality is very good.

    The audio quality is very good.

    No Extras.

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© Daniel Bruce (Do you need a bio break?)
Monday, November 10, 2008
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SpeakersMonitor Audio Bronze 2 (Front), Bronze Centre & Bronze FX (Rears) + Sony SAW2500M Subwoofer

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