Directors of Netflix’s Oscar-Shortlisted Animation ‘Robin Robin’ Discuss Musicality and Stop-Motion

Directors of Netflix’s Oscar-Shortlisted Animation ‘Robin Robin’ Discuss Musicality and Stop-Motion
Netflix’s “Robin Robin” uses stop-motion animation and felt figures to tell its charming, musical story of a bird who doesn’t quite belong in a family of stealthy mice and discovers her real place in the world. It’s a Christmas tale that’s also made the Oscar shortlist for animated shorts. Directors-writers Dan Ojari and Mikey Please had been working with each other off and on for about 10 years and formed Parabella Studios, where they began developing “Robin Robin.” A serendipitous meeting with Aardman’s Sarah Cox led them to that legendary studio, which they found to be a perfect match for their own sensibilities. It’s Aardman’s first musical. Film’s voice stars include Bronte Carmichael, Richard E. Grant, Adeel Akhtar and Gillian Anderson.

Why a musical?

Mikey Please: We loved musicals and I think the idea [was] because of carols and the tradition of singing. So
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