Latest Entertainment News Headlines

Ewan McGregor and others voice WWII puppets in Jackboots on Whitehall trailer

06.03.2010

Now this just looks kind of brilliant.

The World War II movie JACKBOOTS ON WHITEHALL tells the story of civilians repelling a Nazi invasion of England. And best of all, the satirical story comes fully puppetized by filmmakers the McHenry Brothers (who also managed to craft some fairly impressive FX work and miniaturized action). The project features voice work from Ewan McGregor, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall, Rosamund Pike, Dominic West and Alan Cumming as Hitler (of course).

Twitch landed the sweet teaser below. The synopsis: From the McHenry Brothers comes a satirical version of World War II in which the Scottish defeat the German invasion of England. Chris (Ewan McGregor) dreams of the chance to join the army and fight in exciting new lands rather than be stuck in the slow paced village life he has grown up in. His chance comes when the three top Nazis hatch a plan to invade England by drilling under the English Channel and into the heart of London. With the entire British army stuck in Dunkirk and no military suppoter to defend the country, Churchill issues a final radio broadcast from his bunker in Downing Street - a cry for help. But can the nation unite in time to make one last stand against the Nazi forces? JACKBOOTS ON WHITEHALL boasts pioneering techniques in animation, fusing innovative puppeteering animatronics developed by Rory McHenry and VFX by MFX London.

Extra Tidbit: Great tagline: "A story this big had to be scaled down!"
Source: Twitch

RECOMMENDED MOVIE NEWS

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

+3
11:34PM on 06/04/2010

wow...

I just VOMITED out my ASS
I just VOMITED out my ASS
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:56PM on 06/04/2010
Combining comedy with Nazism is a dangerous mixture that requires some pretty deft hands. Deft hands that the McHenry brothers clearly do not possess.
Combining comedy with Nazism is a dangerous mixture that requires some pretty deft hands. Deft hands that the McHenry brothers clearly do not possess.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
5:25PM on 06/04/2010

Ewwww....

Leave this stuff to Trey and Stone.
Leave this stuff to Trey and Stone.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+1
4:06PM on 06/04/2010
This looks effing terrible. The jokes are lame, "Crash and burn! Just like my second marriage!" ...really?

And yeah, usually the shittier the animation/puppetry, the funnier it is. But it doesn't even look like these guys are trying. They went waaay too shitty.

Pass on this one.
This looks effing terrible. The jokes are lame, "Crash and burn! Just like my second marriage!" ...really?

And yeah, usually the shittier the animation/puppetry, the funnier it is. But it doesn't even look like these guys are trying. They went waaay too shitty.

Pass on this one.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
-1
5:35AM on 06/04/2010

Looks Great

I like what I see and that's enough to get my money out of my pocket for it.
I like what I see and that's enough to get my money out of my pocket for it.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:19AM on 06/04/2010

Too early to tell, but there were

some funny lines: "Crash and burn; just like my second marriage."

But first-time scriptwriter and director? mild cause for concern.
some funny lines: "Crash and burn; just like my second marriage."

But first-time scriptwriter and director? mild cause for concern.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:57PM on 06/03/2010
I think I saw a Barbie doll somewhere in there...
I think I saw a Barbie doll somewhere in there...
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+1
10:41PM on 06/03/2010
That. Looks. Terrible.
I probably made better animated movies than that with my action figures when i was four.
That. Looks. Terrible.
I probably made better animated movies than that with my action figures when i was four.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:39PM on 06/04/2010
No you probably didn't.
No you probably didn't.
-2
10:40PM on 06/03/2010
Uhhh..Robot Chicken looks better than [link]
Uhhh..Robot Chicken looks better than [link]
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:37PM on 06/03/2010

creeps

.... any puppet(not muppet) movie made will be compared to team america, and this doesnt even hold a candle 10000000000000 ft to it
.... any puppet(not muppet) movie made will be compared to team america, and this doesnt even hold a candle 10000000000000 ft to it
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:35PM on 06/03/2010
this is awesome.

our freedom rests in their tiny plastic hands.
this is awesome.

our freedom rests in their tiny plastic hands.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:33PM on 06/03/2010
I couldn't even sit through the whole trailer. That looks apallingly bad.
I couldn't even sit through the whole trailer. That looks apallingly bad.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
View All Comments

Latest Entertainment News Headlines


Top
Loading...

Featured Youtube Videos

Views and Counting

Movie Hottie Of The Week

More