Shaun the Sheep: Season 1
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Top Customer Reviews
We have region-free DVD players so we got the British version, which is the original widescreen format. The UK version of this is £9.99 on amazon.co.uk but Americans don't pay British taxes so it ends up being £8.50 plus ~£4 in shipping, roughly $20 including shipping. Just make sure your DVD player is region-free before you buy.
If you don't have a region-free DVD player or if you don't care that they're cutting up the picture, buy this version - you'll still enjoy over 4 1/2 hours of Shaun the Sheep - you'll just be losing some details. Complain to Aardman though - why are they doing this to the US versions?
Season One includes all 40 episodes from the following separately released DVDs:
Off the Baaa (8)
Back in the Baaath (8)
Sheep on the Loose (6)
Little Sheep of Horrors (6)
A Woolly Good Time (6)
One Giant Leap for Lambkind (6)
Even if you were to purchase these separately at used prices, the price of a brand-new Season One compilation DVD is still the better value for the money. I purchased this item as a gift for my husband and plan to give the two individual DVDs I already purchased to other family members with children so they can enjoy Shaun as well.
Other reviewers of Shaun the Sheep DVDs have taken issue with the video format (cutting off the edges of the scenes) that's released in the US. Unfortunately we don't appear to have a choice in that and it seems unfair to rate the product poorly for a technical complaint when the content is clearly so exceptional.
Now if I can just be patient enough to wait for the release of Season Two......
The show itself is great entertainment. You don't have to feel too guilty about watching it because it doesn't play out as an educational show - just a bit of entertainment that parents wouldn't object to showing their kids. Really it's a slapstick silent comedy (with clay sheep), and the characters show personality without ever saying a word. Plus, the Wallace & Gromit creators dip into a huge pool of cultural references that's really entertaining to spot in various shorts.
Looking at the discs, well, we have a 16:9 widescreen image that was *squeezed* into a 4:3 frame rather than cropped, making everything look squished together. I'm really not confident enough to encourage paying whichever party didn't put effort into the home video version.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you have sensitive kids, then Shaun the Sheep is a great alternative to everyday cartoons. Shaun is funny, clever, and best of all "not scary," according to my sensitive... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Fred
I'm in the USA and due to the country code on the discs, they didn't work in our DVD player.Published 15 days ago by Sara
the whole family loves Shaun the Sheep! also have the season 2 set. wish there were DVD sets for season 3!!!!Published 3 months ago by opbc
I actually love Shaun the sheep, and so do my grandchildren, but we were totally disappointed when we received the DVD's and it would play on our computer, but not our DVD player. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very cute and perfect for young children. My daughter and niece love it. This show is great and easy to follow. The fact the characters don't speak makes it cuter.Published 12 months ago by Sean
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i have the same question since i have all previous dvds released in the u.s. & also want to know how many seasons of shaun the sheep have there been? if i have all other dvds currently available in the u.s. will this entire "season one" be a duplication? how far behind are we & does... Read More
Jan 6, 2011 by leslie miller | See all 3 posts