Robin Robin: Netflix and Aardman team up for the must-see family holiday movie of 2021

Gillian Anderson and Richard E Grant are among the voice cast for a musical holiday special coming this Christmas to Netflix.

By Alex Fletcher Published: 21 June 2021 - 4.28pm

Christmas might be a long way off, but we already have a contender for the best holiday film of 2021.

Robin Robin is a musical collaboration between Aardman Animation and Netflix, which is going to have us singing along and cuddled up on the sofa this winter.

With an all-star voice cast included Bronte Carmichael, Gillian Anderson and Richard E Grant, and some adorable stop-animation, this has all the makings of a classic family movie.

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What is Robin Robin?

First look at the character Robin Robin in the Netflix and Aardman animation Netflix/Aardman

Netflix have revealed the following description of the film:

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.

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Who are the Robin Robin voice cast?

Bronte Carmichael will voice Robin

Bronte Carmichael on the red carpet for the film Christopher Robin Getty

When her egg falls from the nest, Robin is adopted by a family of mice, and raised as one of their own. Not quite a bird and not quite a mouse, but full of determination. Robin sets out on an adventure to prove herself and, just maybe, get a sandwich.

Adeel Akhtar voices Dad Mouse.

A caring but cautious soul who is single-handedly raising a family of five children (one of them happens to be an adopted bird).

Richard E. Grant will voice Magpie

An obsessive collector of shiny ‘stuff’, Magpie takes Robin under his wing on a journey of self-discovery. Underneath his many ruffled feathers he really is a good egg.

Gillian Anderson voices Cat

The Crown star Gillian Anderson at the Olivier Awards Getty

The villain of our story who just so happens to know a place where everything is welcome - her tummy!

When is Robin Robin released?

Robin Robin is released on November 27, 2021, on Netflix.

Perfect timing for repeated family viewing over the Christmas holidays.

Who are Aardman?

Bristol-based Aardman was co-founded in 1976 by Peter Lord and David Sproxton. The studio is loved around the world for its visually stunning and much-loved creations, which include Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep.

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