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Robin Robin
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Poster
Directed byDan Ojari
Mikey Please
Written byDan Ojari
Mikey Please
Sam Morrison
Produced byHelen Argo
Danny Gallagher
StarringBronte Carmichael
Richard E. Grant
Gillian Anderson
Adeel Akhtar
CinematographyDav Alex Riddett
Edited byChris Morrell
Music byBen Please
Beth Porter
Production
company
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
  • 24 November 2021 (2021-11-24)
Running time
32 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

Robin Robin is a 2021 British stop-motion animated musical streaming television special produced by Aardman Animations and created and directed by Dan Ojari and Mikey Please with a script they wrote with Sam Morrison.

Premise

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When a robin bird grows up from being raised by a family of mice, her differences become more apparent every time they try to sneak into a Who-Man's house. Now, she sets off on a daring heist to steal a shiny star and to prove to her family, and a malicious cat, that she can be a really good mouse.

Cast

Production

Development

In November 2019, Aardman Animations and Netflix announced they would co-produce the half-hour stop-motion animated musical special Robin Robin, directed by Dan Ojari and Mikey Please from a script written by Ojari, Please, and Sam Morrison and Sarah Cox producing the special.[1][2]

Casting

In December 2020, Bronte Carmichael, Richard E Grant, Gillian Anderson, and Adeel Akhtar were cast in the special.[2]

Filming

In November 2019, it was announced that filming would start in 2020 and is the first Aardman project to use needle felting instead of plasticine.[1]

Music

In December 2020, The Bookshop Band was revealed as the composers with directors Dan Ojari and Mikey Please doing the lyrics for the songs.[2] The orchestra was composed by the Bristol Ensemble.

Release

On 22 November 2019, the special was expected to be released in 2020. The special premiered on 27 November 2021 in Asia, and on the 24th in North America. On 17 June 2021, the official trailer was released confirming the release date.[3]

Reception

It was nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 94th Academy Awards.[4]

Merchandise

In March 2021, Aardman Animation made a licensing deal with both MacMillan Children’s Books and Aurora World for tie-in books and plush toys, respectively.

References

  1. ^ a b Alberge, Dalya (22 November 2019). "A grand way out: Wallace & Gromit makers ditch BBC for Netflix film". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 10 December 2020. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Milligan, Mercedes (3 December 2020). "Gillian Anderson, Richard E. Grant Lead 'Robin Robin' Cast". Animation Magazine. Archived from the original on 15 February 2022. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  3. ^ @NetflixUK (3 December 2020). "Things you need to know about Robin Robin: – It's a stop-motion, musical, festive special from @aardman (!) – @GillianA and @RichardEGrant lend their voices (!!)– It arrives on Netflix in 2021" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ Cohn, Gabe (8 February 2022). "2022 Oscars Nominees List". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 8 February 2022. Retrieved 8 February 2022.