The incredible team behind “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit,” “Chicken Run,” and the “Shaun the Sheep Movie” are working on a new project for Netflix. This new stop-motion movie will be a musical, and it’s already in production with a 2020 release day planned.
Netflix’s official logline reads, “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.”
“When Mikey and Dan first pitched us the concept for Robin Robin we knew instantly that this was a rare and special project that we had to make together,” executive producer Sarah Cox said in a statement. “It’s a beautifully crafted stop-frame musical that immediately feels classic whilst being groundbreaking and modern.”
Alexi Wheeler, Manager of Kids and Family International Originals at Netflix, added, “Together with Aardman, we’re thrilled to celebrate and introduce new generations of families around the world to the craft of stop motion animation through Robin Robin, a magical tale that warms the heart and can be enjoyed by the whole family.”
Aardman productions have won four Academy Awards over the years, and have been nominated ten times. Dan Ojari and Mikey Please will serve as creators and directors on the project, with Helen Argo serving as producer. According to Netflix, “Robin Robin” is currently in production and will debut on Netflix in time for the holidays in 2020.
The film joins Netflix’s growing family-friendly animated slate, which includes Sergio Pablos’s “Klaus,” Kris Pearn’s “The Willoughbys,” Glen Keane’s “Over The Moon,” Henry Selick’s “Wendell & Wild,” Nora Twomey’s “My Father’s Dragon,” Guillermo del Toro’s “Pinocchio,” Chris Williams’ “Jacob and the Sea Beast,” and Mark Osborne’s “Escape From Hat.”
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