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Will Aardman Craft Another Project from the ‘Robin Robin’ Universe?

The UK studio’s charming stop-motion holiday special, featuring puppets made from felt and starring Gillian Anderson and Richard E Grant, could be set for another installment, according to co-writers and co-directors Dan Ojari and Mikey Please.

Another project is in the works within the universe of Aardman Animation’s animated musical Robin Robin, according to co-writers and co-directors Dan Ojari (Slow Derek) and Mikey Please (BAFTA winner for The Eagleman Stag).

“We are currently working on more stories in the world of ‘Robin, Robin,’” Please revealed to Variety. “I think that’s all we’re allowed to say. But that would certainly be our hopes and dreams. We feel like there are loads more stories to tell in this world, so we’d love to do more.”

Robin Robin, Aardman’s first ever stop-motion musical, stars a clumsy, lyrical little bird who desperately wants to be a sneak-tastic mouse. The Christmas story stars Christopher Robin’s Bronte Carmichael as a young bird named Robin, raised by a family of mice who make a living stealing goodies from the homes of humans. Despite Robin’s best efforts, she just can’t seem to stop singing, or fluttering her wings, uncontrollably bumping into things that bring unwanted attention to herself and her hungry mice family. Eventually, Robin's repeated failures to quietly sneak result in almost no houses left for the mice to steal from.

The film features the voice talents of Carmichael, Adeel Akhtar, Gillian Anderson and Richard E. Grant. The special is created and directed by Ojari and Please; written by Ojari, Please, and Sam Morrison; produced by Helen Argo (Tate Movie Project, Wallace & Gromit’s Musical Marvels); and executive produced by Sarah Cox (Tate Movie Project and BAFTA nominated Heavy Pockets). Music and songs were created by The Bookshop Band.

Robin Robin streams on Netflix now.

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