Postman Pat Trailer Arrives Registered Delivery

'I'm just the Postman...'

The new Postman Pat movie promises many things: a 3D gallivant around Greendale, Ronan Keating's singing, that black and white cat and a terror strike on Greendale, the last possibly a figment of our feverish imagination. Here's the trailer for you and your wee' uns to watch.

If you've got nippers, you'll be familiar with the new CG Pat. It's a world away from Ivor Wood's charmingly stop-motioned postie who got a 13-episode run back in 1981 and used it to negotiate that tiny humpback bridge and distribute Greendale's mail with unflappable good cheer.

Gone are the days when Pat (Stephen Mangan) would spent a whole episode keeping his birthday a secret. Now the mailman inhabits an expanded universe filled with disappearing bears, UFOs and Unstoppable-style train chaos. Worse, there's a Simon Cowell figure to appall anyone with a soul. Pat also has a much wider cast of characters to mingle with, voiced in the film by the likes of Rupert Grint, David Tennant, and Jim Broadbent, while director Mike Disa steers Patrick and Jess, the monochrome feline, in the direction of a big talent contest. You have been warned.

Postman Pat: The Movie - You Know You're The One gets "delivered" into your local cinema on May 23. Cinemas are lengthening their signs in anticipation.