Anthony Trumper is the main antagonist of the 2015 Oscar-nominated Aardman animation film, Shaun the Sheep Movie.
Trumper is an arrogant egomaniac and animal warden with a hatred for all animals, Trumper is the Flock’s nemesis as they make their way through the Big City. With a passion for capturing stray animals for the city’s animal shelter, Trumper has all the latest gadgets and gizmos to be the all-seeing eye in the city. He runs the animal shelter with an Animal Grabber, Trumper’s zeal and arrogance puts him in hot pursuit of the Mossy Bottom animals.
Shaun the Sheep Movie
Trumper likes to bully animals and take them in to the compound or the Animal Containment shelter but it becomes a bigger problem for him when Shaun and the Flock arrive.
In the Big City
Trumper is first seen containing Slip in the back of his van, he also finds sheep wool on the floor near the buses he knows something is up. He doesn't recognize the Flock and is having a crush on one of them. Later on he finds out that one of the Sheep has revealed themselves which was Shaun, Trumper captures him with Shaun taking Timmy's teddy bear to look after.
Night at the Animal Shelter
Trumper then takes Shaun into the shelter and locks him up with Bitzer in their as well (which he must of captured Bitzer while he was in the hospital trying to find the Farmer). Shaun makes up a plan to escape, he first tries to grab to keys which Trumper has on his trousers, Trumper gets distracted by one of the Flock in disguise while Shaun finishes the plan and it was Trumper seeing a fake drawing of a empty blown up wall. Shaun, Bitzer and Slip take his keys and lock him up in his own cell.
One of the Animal Containment Helpers releases him from the cell and he goes and gets a electronic grabber to taze Shaun and the flock by following the piece of wool that the Flock left when trying to rescue Shaun and Bitzer. He finds them later in a horse costume he asks the Farmer where the animals are, he then sees more wool on the floor he then starts following it within tripping over and getting his head stuck in the horse's bottom, the flock start twitching the body around and Timmy hits him with his teddy bear and gets his head out of the horse, he then starts to chase him until he finally catches them in the caravan and falls out leaving his animal grabber gripping onto the back of the caravan.
Going back to Mossy Bottom Farm
After they got back to Mossy Bottom Farm, Trumper turned out to be hiding under the caravan, he craws out of the caravan like a zombie would do, walking slowly with his pants showing, then goes towards our heroes like a zombie type grim reaper with him finding Shaun, Bitzer, Slip, The Flock including the Farmer in the quarry, and starts to push them off a quarry with a vehicle that Shaun drove at the beginning of the movie, Shaun escapes from a window of the Shed and he stops Trumper by pushing him off and take control saving The Flock and The Farmer.
Trumper's last stand (Trumper's defeat)
He finally gets his hands on Shaun and throws him off the quarry, but gets saved by the Farmer when he got his memory back. Shaun was happy to see him back to normal while Trumper is surprised to see Shaun is saved by the farmer and he assumed that The Farmer complained for what he did, and he tries to escape from the farm to avoid the fury of The Farmer, but gets his foot bitten by Slip. The Farmer sees Trumper and complains for almost throw him and his animals to the quarry. Trumper scared to the Farmer tries to reason with him, But it is a distraction when Trumper is being pushed by the bull which is manages to leave the Quarry and falling from a bag of manure and after that it was certain that the authorities found out and he got fired for animal containing.
In the credits he is seen in a chicken suit in a new job for advertising nuggets after he got fired of Animal Containing while his animal shelter name change from Animal Containment to Animal Protection, now capable for protecting animals.
- The way Trumper acts is similar to other main antagonists from Aardman films like Victor Quartermaine from Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and Mrs. Tweedy from Chicken Run, but his role is the exact same as Preston from A Close Shave, another film with Shaun in it, but it was before he got his own tv series, but both get defeated by the same hero, but Preston is redeemed and Trumper is not.
- Trumper doesn't get much attention from the citizens in the big city while doing his job, because he thinks no-one cares about him or his job for Animal Containing.
- 'Trumper' is a word used to describe someone who 'trumps', 'trump' being a British slang term for 'fart'.
- Trumper seems to be similar to Ralph Wolf as both are known for their attempts to catch sheep.
- Trumper is scared of The Farmer beacuse he discovers The Farmer is the owner of Shaun and the flock and learns that not all animals are strays. And Trumper knows The Farmer would be angry with him from trying to kill Shaun, Bitzer, Slip and the flock from falling off the cliff without realizing that The Farmer was there.