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Roy Kent’s Eyebrows Steal the Show in ‘Ted Lasso’ Animated Short

Just in time for the holidays, Apple TV+ drops a cute, stop-motion short featuring the Emmy Award-winning series’ ensemble cast helping star Jason Sudeikis’s Ted search for something dear he’s suddenly lost that makes him realize what’s really important.

Apple TV+ has just dropped an amusing new stop-motion short, Ted Lasso – The Missing Christmas Mustache, featuring voices from the ensemble cast of the multiple award-winning comedy series, Ted Lasso.  

Joining series executive producer and star Jason Sudeikis - and helping Ted search for a lost item that ultimately leads him to realize the meaning of the holiday season - are Hannah Waddingham, Brendan Hunt, Jeremy Swift, Juno Temple, Brett Goldstein, Phil Dunster, and Nick Mohammed.

Keep a sharp eye out for Roy Kent’s eyebrows – they’re almost as amazing as Ted’s daily shortbread “biscuits” – enjoy!

In the series, Sudeikis is Ted Lasso, an American football coach hired to manage a British soccer team—despite having no experience. But what he lacks in knowledge, he makes up for with optimism, underdog determination...and biscuits.  

In addition to starring, Sudeikis serves as executive producer, alongside Bill Lawrence via his Doozer Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. Doozer’s Jeff Ingold also serves as an executive producer with Liza Katzer as co-executive producer. The series was developed by Sudeikis, Lawrence, Brendan Hunt and Joe Kelly, and is based on the pre-existing format and characters from NBC Sports.

The show was just named AFI Television Program of the Year and honored with multiple Critics Choice nominations, including Best Comedy Series. Last year, in addition to Best Comedy Series, Sudeikis, Waddingham and Goldstein each received Critics Choice nominations for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, respectively, with the widely adored show sweeping all categories in which it was nominated at last year’s ceremony. This followed its history-making Emmys, where Ted Lasso broke records by becoming the most nominated freshman comedy series, with 20 nominations and winning the top prizes, including Best Comedy, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor. The series was also honored with an esteemed Peabody Award for excellence in storytelling.

Source: Apple TV+

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