Aardman and Netflix are making an animated Christmas musical

While we’re all composed working our arrangement via the deluge of up-to-the-minute Christmastime insist material sloughed onto Netflix’s insist material library delight in loosened earth in a mudslide, the streaming extensive has already begun teasing us with next one year’s seasonal choices. Manufacturing has commenced on their 2021 slate, and the first one on the books comes with pedigree.

Nowadays Netflix presented that the wheels own started turning on Robin Robin, the following characteristic venture from the discontinuance-accelerate wizards at UK animation house Aardman. The film will seemingly be their first steady musical, and in step with its projected delivery date of late next one year, this is in a position to perhaps moreover be infused with a wholesome dosage of Yuletide cheer.

The film tracks the maturation of Robin (voiced by up-and-coming young actress Bronte Carmichael), a bird with a blended-up sense of identification attributable to her having been raised by a household of mice since delivery. Robin leaves dwelling and embarks upon a poke of interspecies self-discovery, accompanied by a merchandise-hoarding Magpie (to be voiced by Richard E. Grant) and stalked by a predatory Cat (boom of Gillian Anderson) between production numbers.

His odyssey of the soul largely revolves round his efforts to get a delectable sandwich, a advice that the drily absurdist sense of humor Aardman has made their trademark might perhaps no longer be absent from their first collaboration with Netflix. (Their second, a mercifully Mel Gibson-free sequel to Chicken Scoot, used to be placed on the agenda earlier this summer.)

The oldsters at Netflix moreover launched the promotional listing reproduced below, a splashy exterior shot of the hunk-o-junk that Robin and her mousy household call dwelling. The animation medium is uniquely exact to telling experiences of minute scale delight in this one, the put the camera’s POV is now not any bigger than a bicycle tire – on the conceptual stage, the film’s off to a expansive commence.

Revealed 3 Dec 2020

Gillian Anderson
Richard E Grant

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