Rescheduled Release Date For Postman Pat Movie

The new animated feature Postman Pat: You Know You're The One appears to have been pushed back in the UK cinema release schedules to later this year. Originally listed for release on Friday 24th May, the Film Distributors' Association are now showing the film with a release date to be confirmed while Filmdates claim a Winter 2013 release. It seems most likely that the filmmakers are now aiming for a Christmas release.

Postman Pat: You Know You're The One is a big screen, 3D version of the classic BBC children's TV series which follows the exploits of a village postman who travels on his rounds with his faithful black and white cat Jess. The film sees Pat stepping outside the safety of his beloved village Greendale as he ventures into the world of reality TV when he enters a national talent competition in order to win money to take his wife on holiday. Written by Kim Fuller and Annika Bluhm and directed by Mike Disa, the film features the voice of Stephen Mangan as Pat, with characters also played by David Tennant, Rupert Grint and Jim Broadbent, and Gary Barlow providing Pat's singing voice. 

Prince Charles got an early look at scenes from the film on a recent visit to Rubicon's animation studios in Jordan where the film is being made. The Prince was shown the opening scene of the Postman Pat film, putting on 3D glasses to see a train pulling in to Greendale Station before the camera flies across lush fields with children playing in them and arrives at Pat’s front door, where Jess is sitting on the doorstep wearing the postman’s cap.

Randa Ayoubi, the chief executive of Rubicon, told the Prince: “We are doing this for children all over the world. He is a very authentic character and this is Pat being taken outside the UK and into the world.”

Postman Pat: You Know You're The One is scheduled for release in the USA and Canada on 27th November 2013.

Find out more about the film here