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.
My brother has also seen this and it's made him cry for all the wrong reasons. This is an insult to the classic series, and the CGI animation looks horrible, Why is it that most animation studios have turned their attention to CGI animation these day is just beyond me! I would rather watch the Harry Enfield sketch of POSTMAN PAT, presented as an Spanish opera, which ends with the lyrics of 'Early in the morning, just as day is dawning, Postman Pat is dead and buried'! More
The actors involved should have first, before reading a script, ask this one crucial question:
s going to be stop-motion animation?"pon hearing the answer 'No, it's going to be CG' they should have thrown the script in the bin. Of course on the basis of this trailer even if this had been stop-motion that script should have been bin-bound anyhow. Would have been lovely for this to be a classic charming bit of British Animation, with this talent involved but also with wit, whimsy and warmth More
... and equally appalled that they couldn't think up anything more original than a talent contest. It's too contemporary, too 'now' and that means it will be quickly become 'yesterday' which means irrelevant. I was hoping for something a bit more timeless. More