- Netflix releases the first look and teaser trailer for the upcoming stop-animation musical holiday special, Robin Robin, which will debut on the service on November 27th, 2021.
- The 30 minute special is produced for Netflix by Academy Award® winning studio, Aardman Animation, based in Bristol, UK.
- The first look and teaser trailer coincides with Robin Robin inclusion at this year’s Annecy Film Festival in the Work in Progress Shorts 2021. The session will include a Q+A moderated by Peter Lord (Director and Co-Founder of Aardman); with Directors Dan Ojari and Mikey Please, and Executive Producer, Sarah Cox.
- Golden Globe® winner Gillian Anderson (The Crown) and Oscar® nominee Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) lead the cast which also includes Bronte Carmichael (Christopher Robin) and Adeel Akhtar (Enola Holmes).
- Created and Directed by: Dan Ojari (Slow Derek) and Mikey Please (BAFTA® winner for The Eagleman Stag)
- Written by: Dan Ojari, Mikey Please and Sam Morrison
- Produced by: Helen Argo (Tate Movie Project, Wallace & Gromit’s Musical Marvels)
- Music and Songs by: The Bookshop Band
- Executive Producer: Sarah Cox (Tate Movie Project and BAFTA® nominated Heavy Pockets)
- Bronte Carmichael will voice Robin. When her egg falls from the nest, Robin is adopted by a family of mice, and raised as one of their own. Not quite a bird and not quite a mouse, but full of determination. Robin sets out on an adventure to prove herself and just maybe, get a sandwich.
- Adeel Akhtar voices Dad Mouse, a caring but cautious soul who is single-handedly raising a family of five children (one of them happens to be an adopted bird).
- Richard E Grant will voice Magpie, an obsessive collector of shiney ‘stuff’. Magpie takes Robin under his ‘wing’, on a journey of self discovery. Underneath his many ruffled feathers he really is a good egg.
- Gillian Anderson voices Cat. The villain of our story who just so happens to know a place where everything is welcome, her tummy!
When her egg fortuitously rolls into a rubbish dump, Robin is raised by a loving family of mice. As she grows up, her differences become more apparent. Robin sets off on the heist to end all heists to prove to her family that she can be a really good mouse – but ends up discovering who she really is.
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A number of Aardman’s beloved films, such as Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Flushed Away, and Shaun the Sheep Movie are currently available for members to enjoy on Netflix in most countries.
Robin Robin joins Netflix’s fast growing original slate of animated features which includes Academy Award nominated Klaus, Kris Pearn’s The Willoughbys, Academy Award Nominated Over the Moon from Glen Keane; as well as the Fall 2021 comedy Back to the Outback directed by Clare Knight and Harry Cripps, Richard Linklater’s Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Adventure, Chris Williams’ The Sea Beast, Henry Selick’s Wendell & Wild, Nora Twomey’s My Father’s Dragon, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, Wendy Rogers’ The Magician’s Elephant, Minkyu Lee’s The Witch Boy, Lupita Nyong’o’s Sulwe, an Aardman sequel to Chicken Run, as well as a Redwall film and event series.
Aardman, based in Bristol (UK) and co-founded in 1976 by Peter Lord and David Sproxton, is an independent and multi-award-winning studio. It produces feature films, series, advertising, games and interactive entertainment – such as the ‘visually astonishing’ (Guardian), BAFTA® nominated console game, 11-11: Memories Retold, and the four-times Gold Cannes Lions-winning StorySign app – and innovative attractions for both the domestic and international market, including a new 4D theatre attraction at Efteling in the Netherlands.
Its productions are global in appeal, novel, entertaining, brilliantly characterised and full of charm reflecting the unique talent, energy and personal commitment of the Aardman team. The studio’s work – which includes the creation of much-loved characters including Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Morph – is often imitated, and yet the company continues to lead the field producing a rare brand of visually stunning content for cinema, broadcasters, digital platforms and live experiences around the world.
The studio runs the Aardman Academy, which is committed to nurturing talent by delivering excellence in film and animation training and mentoring. . The Aardman Academy offers a variety of courses from intensive one-day workshops teaching production skills and storyboarding, to comprehensive twelve-week courses for professionals in craft based subjects from model making to animation.
In November 2018 it became an Employee Owned Organisation, to ensure Aardman remains independent and to secure the creative legacy and culture of the company for many decades to come. www.aardman.com