Watch: New 'War Horse' TV Spot Features its Stars Praising the Story

December 1, 2011
Source: Deadline

War Horse TV Spot

"He's a symbol of hope, and unfailing courage." DreamWorks has debuted a brand new two-minute TV spot for Steven Spielberg's War Horse that is a change from the usual TV spots we see all year. This one features many of its actors talking about the story, what it means, and so on. Jeremy Irvine stars as Albert and talks about his horse Joey, along with Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Thewlis and Emily Watson. They're trying to show how much of a family film this is, which is certainly the case, as I've seen it and it's wonderful. This is a stellar TV spot and hopefully will convince more of you to go see it.

Watch the new "Family Actors" TV Spot for Steven Spielberg's War Horse, via Deadline/YouTube:

Spielberg's War Horse, based on Michael Morpurgo's novel which also became a stage play, was adapted by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) and Richard Curtis (Pirate Radio). This follows a young man named Albert (played by newcomer Jeremy Irvine) and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches during World War I. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert still heads to France to save his friend. The cast also includes Tom Hiddleston, Emily Watson, David Thewlis and Niels Arestrup. Disney/Touchstone will release War Horse in theaters starting on Christmas, December 25th, this year.

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Yawn, I get enough family drama from Spielberg's crappy Terra Nova TV show. Maybe if I had my own family this would interest me.

Josh Taylor on Dec 1, 2011


Seems good, i hope it's great and mark the full force return of spielberg to the great movies...

Nuno Lopes on Dec 1, 2011


i can't wait to see this.

Anonymous on Dec 1, 2011


That's the spirit! It's worth it, great film!

Alex Billington on Dec 1, 2011


absolutely! what truly amazes me is how emotional the  trailer makes me feel - and if the trailer leaves a knot in my throat, i can only imagine how much the full movie can tug at a persons heart......i am very excited for this!!

Anonymous on Dec 1, 2011


Okay.....I'm gonna play the bad guy on this commentary.  I think the guy seems WAY too into his horse.  Don't get me wrong, I cried over my dead guinea pig for 3 days, but I've seen men get LESS emotional over losing their entire families (on movies, anyway).  I think it comes off a little too syrupy-sweet.

LSP on Dec 1, 2011


That may be the case, but I think it's a good story about a boy and his horse. A lot of people have horses and love their horses, they're intelligent animals. 🙂

Alex Billington on Dec 2, 2011


You really have to look at this movie as more than a story about "a boy and his horse." It is not a made-for-TV saga. I saw the amazing play in New York City.  The horse and boy symbolize so much more. The circumstances and the sheer determination perhaps remind the audience of their own quests. This is one to see before you judge it by the clip.

zirah on Dec 1, 2011


Horse movies are hot properties: The Horse Whisperer, Secretariat, Sex and the City 1 & 2...

rennmaxbeta on Dec 2, 2011


Oh Christ that looks tedious.

Dr.Duvel on Dec 2, 2011


That good doctor is absolutely correct on this one, it's gonna be some schmaltzy, treacle covered garbage. Also, it sort of ignores the reality of world war 1, since literally of millions of horses died in that conflict.

Lebowski on Dec 2, 2011

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