First Photos: WWII Claymation Film 'Jackboots on Whitehall'
Epic. Legendary. Tiny. I guarantee that if you're reading this you probably have not heard of Jackboots on Whitehall, but that's okay. It's a claymation / stop-motion animation movie out of the UK featuring an impressive voice cast including Ewan McGregor, Tom Wilkinson, Rosamund Pike, & Alan Cumming. The feature-length animated film is set in a satirical alternative history of World War II in which the Nazis hatch a plan to invade England by drilling under the English Channel and into the heart of London. But with the entire British army stuck in Dunkirk, the whole country must band together to prevent a full-on invasion.
This batch of photos above comes from our friends at Twitch where they've got a few more shots I suggest checking out. I heard about this once before when Collider snagged the official poster from AFM. The sales sheet says that "Jackboots on Whitehall boasts pioneering techniques in animation." Not sure what exactly those are, but it certainly looks great. After a few fantastic stop-motion movies this year (Coraline, Fantastic Mr. Fox) I'm always excited to see more stop-motion features. Oddly, this hasn't shown at any film festivals and doesn't seem to have a US distributor yet, so we're not exactly sure when it'll hit theaters. Stay tuned!