The first trailer has dropped for Robin Robin, a forthcoming holiday special from the U.K.’s Aardman Animations.
As we knew from teased information, the 30-minute film, which is bound for Netflix, marks a break from Aardman’s house style. Gone are the wide-eyed plasticine puppets familiar from the films of Wallace & Gromit creator Nick Park and studio co-founder Peter Lord. Instead, we have felt textures, soft lighting, and understated expressions:
The special tells the story of a robin who is raised by a family of mice, and has to confront her differences from her siblings. The directors are longtime collaborators Dan Ojari (Slow Derek) and Mikey Please (The Eagleman Stag), newcomers to the Aardman stable. They wrote the screenplay with Sam Morrison.