The Story Of:
The Model Sheep
The story I am about to tell is true.
This is a story about a very special ewe.
Not your ordinary kind of sheep
Oh no this one is not so cheap.
She was cast and made with love and care
Being only one of so few and very rare.
From a distance you would stop and stare
Because she looked woolly and fair
Although, she moved not, to my own despair
You see this ewe was quite unique
An actress yes and a model too
Charlotte's Web The Movie became her debut
As one of a flock of special hand made sheep
Her days were long, but she made no peep
The prop boys moved this entire flock around
Statue still they stood and did their breed proud
Sheep Takes Over the Story
After the movies when animation was complete
All of us sheep were moved out to meet
With children from all around Australia
As we became the photographer's, paraphernalia
Children stood by us and patted and probed
Our fake sheep bodies were in all the photos
To make money for charity and promote a good cause
We travelled around with hardly a pause.
Then I was auctioned off for the highest bid
My new owners paid a considerable quid
To the charity for small children's welfare
Money well used for their health and care
Now here in my own retirement farm
I stand on my own with not even a qualm
For my acting days are now long gone
So I laze around in the midday sun
Until the farmer moves me by a fence
And Milli keeps you all in suspense.
Yes I am a model sheep and an actor too
And I can be a Wether, a Ram or even a Ewe!!
These sheep were part of the mock flock, made for the scenes for the movie Charlotte's Web.
The starring sheep was called Samuel the Sheep and the voice was that of John Cleese and for all I know the sheep I photographed might have even been based on this character.
Charlotte's Web the movie 2006
Major shooting was completed in May 2006. It was filmed on location in Bachuss Marsh Victoria and suburbs in Melbourne, Australia The fair scene in the story was filmed in Heidelberg in Melbourne Australia at Heidelberg West Football Club football ground.