Aardman head to Netflix for festive special Robin Robin
Staff Reporter | On 22, Nov 2019
Stop-motion legends and national treasure Aardman are heading to Netflix for Robin Robin, a new animated festive special.
Four time Academy Award winners, ten time Academy Award nominees, and creators of Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, Chicken Run and many more, Aardman will bring their stop-motion wizardry to the streaming service with the tale of a small bird.
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.
The special is created and directed by Dan Ojari (Slow Derek – Grand Prix: Animated Encounter) and Mikey Please (The Eagleman Stag – BAFTA: Best Animated Short, Marilyn Myller-McLaren Award: Edinburgh Film Festival). Helen Argo (Tate Movie Project, Wallace & Gromit’s Musical Marvels) will produce, with Sarah Cox (Tate Movie Project and BAFTA nominated Heavy Pockets) on board as exec-producer.
“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. It’s a beautifully crafted stop-frame musical that immediately feels classic whilst being groundbreaking and modern,” says Cox.
“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,” comments Alexi Wheeler, Manager of Kids and Family International Originals at Netflix.
Robin Robin is currently in production at Aardman’s award-winning studio in the UK and will debut on Netflix in time for the holidays in 2020.