VIDEO: First Trailer Arrives For Sky's Animated Feature The Amazing Maurice



The first trailer has dropped for the upcoming Sky Cinema animated feature, The Amazing Maurice. The film is based on the Carnegie medal-winning novel The Amazing Maurice And His Educated Rodents by the late Sir Terry Pratchett, originally published in 2001. 

Watch the trailer below:


This animated family film is based on the wildly popular Discworld ® novels, the 28th in the series and the firdst specifically written for children. It stars Hugh Laurie (Avenue 5) as Maurice, Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Malicia, David Thewlis (Wonder Woman) as Boss Man, Himesh Patel (Yesterday) as Keith, Gemma Arterton (The King’s Man) as Peaches, Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) as The Mayor, David Tennant (Doctor Who) as Dangerous Beans, Ariyon Bakare (His Dark Materials) as Darktan, Rob Brydon (Roald & Beatrix: The Tale of the Curious Mouse) as The Pied Piper, Julie Atherton (Avenue Q) as Nourishing and YouTuber Joe Sugg as Sardines.

In The Amazing Maurice, a Sky Original, Maurice is a streetwise ginger cat who comes up with a money-making scam by befriending a group of self-taught talking rats. When Maurice and the rodents reach the stricken town of Bad Blintz, they meet a bookworm called Malicia and their little con soon goes down the drain. The film is a lively and entertaining adventure inspired by the German fairy tale about the Pied Piper of Hamelin and a parody of the folk tale genre.

The film is co-produced by Sky, Ulysses Filmproduktion and Cantilever Media in partnership with Global Screen, with animation studios Studio Rakete (Hamburg) and Red Star Animation (Sheffield). The film has the full support of the Terry Pratchett estate and is produced in association with Narrativia. Producers are Julia Stuart (Sky), Emely Christians (Ulysses), Andrew Baker and Robert Chandler (Cantilever Media) and Rob Wilkins (Narrativia). The Film is directed by Toby Genkel, co-director is Florian Westermann, from a screenplay by Terry Rossio.

David Tennant has previously voiced the character of Dangerous Beans in a 2003 audio adaptation of the novel for 2003.

The Amazing Maurice will be released on Sky Cinema in 2022. The film will also be available on streaming service NOW via the Sky Cinema Membership. 



 


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