Postman Pat Movie To Be Released In May 2014

The Postman Pat animated movie, which includes David Tennant among its voice cast, has been pushed back to a 2014 release.

Both the UK Film Distributors Association website and the cinema advertisers' site DCM have now confirmed the release date as Friday 23rd May 2014. Previously DCM posted a date of 25th December 2013.

Postman Pat: The Movie – You Know You’re The One brings the classic kids' TV character for the first time to the big screen in a 3D spectacular with an all-star cast as Pat ventures into the world of TV talent shows. It features the voices of Stephen Mangan as Pat and Kate Winslet as Pat’s wife with David Tennant, Rupert Grint and Jim Broadbent. Take That star Gary Barlow will provide Pat's singing voice. David stated in a BBC Radio 5 interview last year that his character is a new one, and it is believed that he may play a Simon Cowell-type character, while Rupert Grint is a member of a competing boy band. And, of course, Jess the Cat will be on hand too.

The film is written by Nicole Dubuc, Kim Fuller and Annika Bluhm and directed by Mike Disa. It is being  animated by Jordan-based company Rubicon, who have said that they are now coming close to completing their work.

The Story
What happens when Light meets Dark? When kindness meets selfishness? When local fame meets global notoriety? A nice cup of tea is kicked aside by a frappacappucino?

Everyone’s favourite postie, POSTMAN PAT (Stephen Mangan), comes face-to-face with the dark side of the fame dream when he enters a national TV talent show and the demons of money, status and a new shiny suit conspire to tear Pat away from his friends, family and the small home town which loves him.

In a new fully 3D, CG animated family movie - the much adored children’s TV icon, Postman Pat hits the big screen for the first time and is faced with challenges he’s never met before which really test him. With newly composed super powered pop songs, brand new sets and a host of new characters alongside the beloved favourites, Postman Pat: The Movie is set to enthrall a whole new generation of Pat fans old and young and have them on the edge of their velvet cinema seats wrapped up in the spectacular new world of Postman Pat in their stylish 3D specs - just like Pat’s! Amazing!

As always, release dates may be subject to further change