Official Trailer for WWII Puppet Film 'Jackboots on Whitehall'
by Alex Billington
June 3, 2010
Nazi puppets! Twitch has debuted the first trailer for the new puppets/claymation/stop-motion animation film Jackboots on Whitehall. The film presents a satirical alternative history of World War II where the Nazis seize London and England must band together to prevent a full on invasion. We featured some spiffy photos of the film earlier this year, but haven't heard or seen much about it since then. That said, this looks totally awesome, in a crazy absurd Team America kind of way. Remarkably, it features the voices of Ewan McGregor, Rosamund Pike, Tom Wilkinson, Alan Cumming (as Hitler!) and Timothy Spall. Check it out!
Watch the official US trailer for Edward & Rory McHenry's Jackboots on Whitehall from YouTube:
Jackboots on Whitehall was both co-written and co-directed by British brothers and first-time filmmakers Edward McHenry and Rory McHenry. The film was produced in the UK by E-Motion Pictures and Media 8, but is an independent production so it doesn't actually have a US distributor yet. It hasn't played at any film festivals yet either, so we have no clue when it'll be hitting theaters. A sales sheet from AFM mentioned that "Jackboots on Whitehall boasts pioneering techniques in animation," but beyond using puppets, we're not sure what that means. Stay tuned for any updates on Jackboots on Whitehall, only if you want. Thoughts?
eric on Jun 3, 2010
This is basically "TEAM AMERICA" meets "INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS", and since I love both films this is meant to be a compliment.
HUGO on Jun 3, 2010
I made this movie when i was nine...... I sure as shit won't spend ten dollars to see it again!
indyjack86 on Jun 3, 2010
AMERICA! FUUU YEAH!
Ricardo on Jun 3, 2010
Well #3 the only difference between your "film" and this one is is that Jackboots was made with people who have talent. So that's worth $10 right there.
SkaOreo on Jun 3, 2010
@5 lol, true true. Why not have a fun night at the movies? I'll see it. Fuck Marmaduke.
Angry Chief on Jun 3, 2010
it should go directly to download.
David on Jun 3, 2010
#5...........that trailer is supposed to show the people who made it have talent? - i didn't see it. anyone who pays to see this in a theatre will prove PT Barnum was right: a sucker IS born every minute.
beavis on Jun 3, 2010
Wanted to like this, but it actually looks pretty terrible, which is a real shame.
FancyMonocle on Jun 3, 2010
Looks pretty awful to me. Robot chicken actually looks more well put together than this movie. Seems to be going the Team America route, but failed miserably. You can't beat the puppet work in Team America, especially with this sorry attempt. But to be honest I still think I might watch it, just with an understanding that the people who put this together had no idea what they were doing.
Chris H. on Jun 3, 2010
That looks terrible. The puppets don't move their mouths enough when they speak, even Robot Chicken makes it look better, more animated and energetic. I had to turn it off after 30 seconds, sorry.
Suicidal Optimist on Jun 3, 2010
Ambient on Jun 4, 2010
I'd love to watch the trailer, but oh wait, its not working for me.
Scotty97 on Jun 4, 2010
If Matt and Trey Parker did this I would watch it.....
SHANEDAV on Jun 4, 2010
Puppets? Nazis? Alternate history? This *should* have been great... But it looks completely awful.
YK on Jun 4, 2010
Holy shit that movie looks like shit. Honestly, I was hoping it would be funny but it's not... it's not.
Syphous on Jun 4, 2010
Derek Carter on Jun 8, 2010
Mimi on Jun 9, 2010
I'll watch anything with Ewan McGregor in it, even if it's only his voice. Also Stephen Merchant has a voiceover so that alone makes it worth watching
elizabeth on Jun 9, 2010
It look like Stephen Merchant has a fairly big role. I love Tim Spall as Churchill! Brilliant!!!
Mimi on Jun 9, 2010
Not as great as I'd thought it would be but I'll still give it a chance. And @11 the crucial difference between this and Robot Chicken is the use of stop-animation, hence their mouth's dont move as fluently.
HappyWanderer on Jun 11, 2010
My god this film is shit, saw it last weekend.. the action men adverts in the 1980s had better story and better directed than this pile of crap, id rather spend an hour trying to poke my eyes out with a rusty spoon than expose them to this drivel again .. nuff said .. see it at your own boredom.
stan steel on Jul 15, 2010
amazing ,incredible, funny , movie making at its very very best.
steve on Jul 27, 2010
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