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Robin Robin

The Sneakiest Robin Around...Maybe

24th November 2021

At the bottom of the garden in a suburban landscape somewhere, bad weather blows an egg from its nest and by luck, it gently rolls to a stop outside of a mice’s home.

Dad Mouse, Adeel Akhtar (“Enola Holmes”, “Killing Eve (TV)”), and his family find the egg as they are making their way back from an evening of sneaking for food. As they go to inspect, a cat appears, but Dad Mouse manages to rescue the egg just in time.

The children are thrilled to be keeping the bird, wants it is established they can’t eat it and it quickly grows up to be part of the family, in fact, Robin, Bronte Carmichael (“Nightflyers (TV)”, Darkest Hour”) doesn’t know how to fly as she thinks she’s a mouse.

The mice spend their time sneaking into human houses to scavenge for food, but with Robin along for the sneak, it gets more and more difficult as she’s pretty clumsy.

After one particular unsuccessful raid, another house crossed off the list, Robin decides to make amends and head to the final house herself. But she gets lost and winds up in a shed, face to face with Cat, Gillian Anderson (“The Crown (TV)”, “Robot Overlords”).

Running away she comes across Magpie, Richard E. Grant (“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”, “Logan”), who takes her to his tree, filled with shiny things, and tells her the story of Christmas…kind of.

Christmas as Magpie sees it is all to do with the shiny star on top of the Christmas tree. Humans put it there then wish for what they want and everything arrives. So Robin decides she’ll steal the magical star from a Christmas tree.

Through a series of unfortunate accidents the pair wind up running away from the cat again. Then the Mouse Family find Robin at the same time as the cat.

Can Robin, Magpie and the mice fend off Cat? If so can Robin, now realising she’s not a mouse, find her place in this rag-tag bunch of animals?

Robin Robin is a stop motion animation short from Aardman, home of Wallace & Gromit amongst others. All the animals have a sort of felt look to them with most of the scenes tending towards a dark and moody sort of feel.

The animation is lovely and smooth and the songs are short and more rhymes than songs really, which is a good thing.

The story is cute and fluffy; finding yourself, finding your place in the world, avoiding cats, you know, life lessons we can all live by I think.

Robin Robin is out now on Netflix.

DETAILS

   

RELEASE DATE
24th November 2021

DIRECTED BY
Daniel Ojari, Michael Please

WRITTEN BY
Daniel Ojari, Michael Please

Running Time:
30mins

THE QUICK SELL
In this stop-motion short film, a bird raised by mice begins to question where she belongs and sets off on a daring journey of self-discovery.

CAST & CREW
Adeel Akhtar, Bronte Carmichael, Daniel Ojari, Gillian Anderson, Michael Please, Richard E. Grant

DETAILS

   

RELEASE DATE
24th November 2021

DIRECTED BY
Daniel Ojari, Michael Please

WRITTEN BY
Daniel Ojari, Michael Please

Running Time:
30mins

THE QUICK SELL
In this stop-motion short film, a bird raised by mice begins to question where she belongs and sets off on a daring journey of self-discovery.

CAST & CREW
Adeel Akhtar, Bronte Carmichael, Daniel Ojari, Gillian Anderson, Michael Please, Richard E. Grant

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