Following the success of 2019’s holiday special, Klaus, Netflix is set to release another for 2021 titled Robin Robin. The animated family film will hit Netflix on November 24, 2021. It appears to be a fun retelling of The Ugly Duckling with Christmas and adorable mice and birds thrown into the mix.
The Christmas Ugly Duckling
When her egg fortuitously rolls into a rubbish dump, Robin is raised by a loving family of 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.
The film is written and directed by Daniel Ojari (Alan the Infinite) and Michael Please (Elliott from Earth). It comes courtesy of Aardman Animations (Shaun the Sheep) and Netflix. It stars the talents of Gillian Anderson (American Gods), Richard E. Grant (Gosford Park), Adeel Akhtar (Four Lions), Bronte Carmichael (Christopher Robin), and Amira Macey-Michael.
As far as holiday specials go, Robin Robin looks to be a delight. The release window of November 24, is a bit odd. It’s over a month away from Christmas. It’s as odd as the upcoming horror film Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City releasing the same day, nearly a month after Halloween. There’s something peculiar about that date. Ah, it’s the day before Thanksgiving, that’s what it is. Still, a weird time to be releasing films like these. Ignore my rambling.
Aardman Animations, in my opinion, has yet to disappoint with one of their releases. They’re wonderful family films that have plenty of laughs for young and old alike. Again, this holiday special looks like it will be a charming movie to sit down and enjoy with the family. It just might be best to wait a month before actually watching it.