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DEREK THE SHEEP - THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER

What to know: Creative, lots of humor, clever animation.
DEREK THE SHEEP - THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 8-18
6 minutes
VIDEO
BEN SIMPSON
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Derek The Sheep is so creative! It has some humor along with an important message teaching you to be thankful for what you have. The upbeat music in the cool intro makes it all more enjoyable and the animation is terrific.

The storyline follows Derek, a sheep, who notices some green grass across the river. He wants to eat that grass but can't find a way to get to it. He tries does everything he can to make it over to the other side. Unfortunately, when he does, it is not what he expected.

The story line is silly and fun with lots of humor. Derek's struggle to cross to the grass on "the other side" presents so many obstacles standing in his way. The ending is predictable, but still enjoyable. There animation is the best part of this film! It is cleverly executed, jumping from format to format. I love the images and the style. It reminds me of some 90s cartoons such as Ren & Stimpy or The Simpsons in both the presentation and the more mature humor. The music is very upbeat and positive. The intro is particularly fun to watch. The sound effects definitely are a hit! They greatly add to the humor of the film. My favorite part is when the bee stings Derek on his backside, which is really funny. He jumps from the sting and lands on the other side of the river.

The message of this short is to be thankful for what you already have.

I give Derek The Sheep 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 18, plus adults. Reviewed by Carlee S. and Julie S., KIDS FIRST! Jurors

Derek The Sheep is so creative! It has some humor along with an important message teaching you to be thankful for what you have. The upbeat music in the cool intro makes it all more enjoyable and the animation is terrific.

The storyline follows Derek, a sheep, who notices some green grass across the river. He wants to eat that grass but can't find a way to get to it. He tries does everything he can to make it over to the other side. Unfortunately, when he does, it is not what he expected.

The story line is silly and fun with lots of humor. Derek's struggle to cross to the grass on "the other side" presents so many obstacles standing in his way. The ending is predictable, but still enjoyable. There animation is the best part of this film! It is cleverly executed, jumping from format to format. I love the images and the style. It reminds me of some 90s cartoons such as Ren & Stimpy or The Simpsons in both the presentation and the more mature humor. The music is very upbeat and positive. The intro is particularly fun to watch. The sound effects definitely are a hit! They greatly add to the humor of the film. My favorite part is when the bee stings Derek on his backside, which is really funny. He jumps from the sting and lands on the other side of the river.

The message of this short is to be thankful for what you already have.

I give Derek The Sheep 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 18, plus adults. Reviewed by Carlee S. and Julie S., KIDS FIRST! Jurors

Derek is a sheep and sheep really love grass, there is some really lovely looking grass on the other side of the river...but how will Derek get across to eat it?
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