“The rules of the sneak are simple and thus.
Follow them close you can steal a crust.
Or a crumpet rind, or a pinch of pie,
or the grease from the tip of a soggy french fry!“
Do not follow that advice, kids, you’ll end up in jail and miss Christmas altogether.
This is from Robin Robin, a 30-minute festive animated short from Oscar winners Aardman, which premieres on Netflix on 24 November.
Here’s the synopsis:
When her egg fortuitously rolls into a rubbish dump, Robin is raised by a loving family of burglar 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.
Bronte Carmichael voices Robin. When her egg falls from the nest, Robin is adopted by a family of mice, and raised as one of their own. Not quite a bird and not quite a mouse, but full of determination, Robin sets out on an adventure to prove herself and just maybe, get a sandwich.
Adeel Akhtar voices Dad Mouse, a caring but cautious soul who is single-handedly raising a family of five children (one of them happens to be an adopted bird).
Richard E Grant is Magpie, an obsessive collector of shiny “stuff”. Magpie takes Robin under his wing, on a journey of self discovery. Underneath his many ruffled feathers he really is a good egg.
Gillian Anderson voices Cat. The villain of our story who just so happens to know a place where everything is welcome, her tummy!
Robin Robin is created and directed by Dan Ojari (Slow Derek) and Mikey Please (BAFTA® winner for The Eagleman Stag), and is written by Dan Ojari, Mikey Please and Sam Morrison.
Watch the trailer now:
ROBIN ROBIN, a stop-motion musical short from Aardman, will launch on Netflix on November 24, 2021