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Episodes’ Stephen Mangan, Academy Award Winner Jim Broadbent, Harry Potter’s Rupert Grint and Doctor Who’s David Tennant Lead Star-Studded Voice Cast


 

The beloved and iconic Postman Pat is making his big screen debut in Postman Pat: The Movie, opening theatrically in New York and Los Angeles on June 27th from distributor Shout! Factory. The renowned voice cast is led by actor Stephen Mangan (Episodes, Green Wing, Dirk Gently) as Postman Pat; International recording star Ronan Keating, who provides the singing voice for Postman Pat; Academy Award and BAFTA Award Winner Jim Broadbent (Iris, Moulin Rouge!); Rupert Grint, who achieved international fame as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter film series; and David Tennant (Doctor Who, Harry Potter).

The film finds Pat, everyone’s favorite postman, center stage as a contestant in a national TV talent show competition. Will success and fame tear him away from his hometown of Greendale and the friends he loves? Can Pat return to town in time to foil a sinister plot to replace him with legions of Patbot 3000 robots destined to take over the world? Only Postman Pat can save the day.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be playing the world’s best-known postman in his big screen debut – he’s an iconic British hero and it’s a great script,” said Mangan. “However when I excitedly told my 3 year old son that I was going to be Postman Pat, he said, ‘No you’re not, dad, don’t be silly.’” Jim Broadbent noted, “I’m delighted and very excited to be involved with such an iconic figure as Postman Pat.” Rupert Grint added,“I used to watch Postman Pat when I was a small boy. My brother and sisters all did at some stage. Postman Pat is one of those British symbols, I suppose – you are totally familiar with him and his cat, Jess, even if you have never watched the series. How exciting to be part of the Postman Pat heritage.”

“We are pleased to be partnering with the talented team at Shout! Factory and anticipate great success for this incredibly popular IP in the U.S.,” said Randa Ayoubi, CEO of Rubicon Group Holding and Executive Producer for the film.

Postman Pat:
The Movie is directed by Mike Disa (Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil) from a screenplay co-written by the award-winning Kim Fuller (Spice World, High Heels & Low Lifes), Annika Bluhm (Head Writer and long-time producer of the Postman Pat television series) and Nicole Dubuc (Ben Ten, The Spectacular Spider Man TV Series, Kim Possible). The film is produced by RGH’s Robert Anich with Rubicon’s Randa Ayoubi and David Corbett with Dreamworks Classics Eric Ellenbogen and Doug Schwalbe serving as executive producers.

Postman Pat: The Movie runs 85 minutes and is not yet rated. (When it is rated, imminently, it would surely be a ‘G.’)

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving, and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer, and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television, and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras. Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, Broadway cast albums, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues, and indispensable “best of” compilations. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network that delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records, and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com

About RGH Entertainment
Established in 2007, Los Angeles-based RGH Entertainment is the wholly owned animation development and production division of Rubicon Group Holding (RGH). The division specializes in providing the full spectrum of production expertise from concept development to pre- and post-production services. A complete one-stop facility, RGH Entertainment can provide every facet from scriptwriting and story boarding, to voice-over recording, character design, background design, animatics, and surround sound editing and mixing. Specializing in both traditional and digital 2D, 3D, CGI and Virtual Reality animation for the creation of television series, theatrical feature films and digital downloadable content, RGH Entertainment is a state-of-the-art globally linked production facility.

About Postman Pat
Postman Pat® and Jess, the black and white cat, have been delighting pre-school audiences around the globe for over 30 years. Today, Postman Pat is delivering more fun and surprises than ever. His new high-action TV series, Postman Pat: Special Delivery Service (SDS), airs on CBeebies in the UK as well as 85+ countries worldwide.