A statue of Shaun the Sheep arrived on London’s South Bank Monday morning ahead of the film’s Feb. 6 release in the U.K.

Shaun the Sheep Statue

Shaun the Sheep, the beloved character from the titular children’s TV show, stood on a small patch off grass on the London bank. During the clear morning, passerby eagerly posed for pictures beside the four-legged farm animal, reaching up to touch its oversized face.

In the Shaun the Sheep movie, the mischievous Shaun accidentally causes the Farmer to be taken away from the farm. With Blitzer and the flock, Shaun travels to the Big City to rescue him. Predictably, hijinks and chaos ensue.

“Conventional wisdom may have it that sheep are dumbest of all livestock, but the woolly ones’ wits get a collective sharpening in “Shaun the Sheep Movie,” a sweet-natured but cleverly off-kilter feature-length debut for Aardman Animations’ plucky farmyard hero,” wrote Variety‘s Guy Lodge in his review of the movie. “Retaining the gentle, non-verbal comedy and daffy sight gags of the popular stop-motion TV series while assigning Shaun and his flock an urban escapade more expansive than their usual short-form gambols, the film should reward small fry and parents jaded by more synthetic kiddie toons.”

Shaun the Sheep hits U.K. theaters this Friday. It’s unknown if the film will get a U.S. release date.

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