Sheep in the Big City
Sheep in the Big City is an American animated television series created by Mo Willems for Cartoon Network, and the 9th of the network’s Cartoon Cartoons. The series’ pilot first premiered as part of Cartoon Network’s “Cartoon Cartoon Summer” on August 18, 2000.Created by Mo Willems, who previously created The Off-Beats for Nickelodeon’s KaBlam!, the bulk of the show follows a runaway sheep, Sheep, in his new life in “the Big City”. It also features several unrelated sketches and shorts, similar to The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show and The Fugitive. With an emphasis on more “sophisticated” (in particular, literal) humor, using multiple forms of rhetoric from the characters to the plots, it was more popular with older audiences. It was also unusual in featuring many comic references to film-making and television broadcasting.