It's The Voice Of Ewan McGregor Versus Puppet Nazis In The JACKBOOTS ON WHITEHALL Trailer!

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It's The Voice Of Ewan McGregor Versus Puppet Nazis In The JACKBOOTS ON WHITEHALL Trailer!
I would like to begin by stating clearly that when I refer to 'puppet Nazis' I do not refer to Nazi collaborators who simply bend to the will of their distant overlords. Those are Nazi puppets. No, I mean puppets - actual, literal puppets - who are Nazis. And in the case of the McHenry Brothers' Jackboots On Whitehall, those evil puppet Nazis have successfully invaded Britain and it is up to a small band of farmers to save the day.

With a voice cast that includes Ewan McGregor in the lead and the likes of Alan Cumming, Timothy Spall, Richard E Grant and Tom Wilkinson in the support parts and some truly stellar work on the technical end and all of that combined to a truly daft premise, this could easily be a cult hit in the making. The folks at the Edinburgh International Film Festival are certainly hoping so as they've just announced that they'll be hosting the film's world premiere. Here's the official synopsis:

From the McHenry Brothers comes a satirical version of World War II in which the Scottish defeat the German invasion of England. Chris (Ewan McGregor) dreams of the chance to join the army and fight in exciting new lands rather than be stuck in the slow paced village life he has grown up in. His chance comes when the three top Nazis hatch a plan to invade England by drilling under the English Channel and into the heart of London. With the entire British army stuck in Dunkirk and no military suppoter to defend the country, Churchill issues a final radio broadcast from his bunker in Downing Street - a cry for help. But can the nation unite in time to make one last stand against the Nazi forces? JACKBOOTS ON WHITEHALL boasts pioneering techniques in animation, fusing innovative puppeteering animatronics developed by Rory McHenry and VFX by MFX London.
The official trailer just arrived on Hulu, which is great for those in the US but for us here in Canada and parts beyond that does no good at all. And so, for all the rest of the world - and the Americans, too, we're not picky - ScreenAnarchy is proud to present the premiere of the first official trailer. Check it below.
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More about Jackboots on Whitehall 3, 2010 9:31 PM

Generously promoting this piece of shit is why i love twitch and its gentle grandma inclusiveness. this team america wannabe trailer looks like a 5yr old filmed it. then its a british animation being typically british ...and nazis? like we cant get our film funded these days unless the nazis are the bad guys...promoting this piece of shit is way too generous council fund whores can have incest but the 5 minute trailer above is enough to make me lower my head in shame once more. sod the british film industry. big ball suckers, cheers matey!

gmtm17June 4, 2010 5:50 AM

You obviously don't know anything about the british film industry...
This was privately funded using various tax incentives and equity your research before you accuse 'film council fund whores'. There's good buzz around this film at EIFF - I can't wait to see this! I love action men!

Peter K.June 4, 2010 12:18 PM

This trailer would be so much better without the dialogue. I'm kind of in awe at how "those" were the jokes they are selling the film on. Its amateur night in dixie.

Visually things look pretty fun though and I do love me some puppet movies.

Atomic_ViewJune 6, 2010 4:09 PM

how is this more appealing than Iron Sky? Weak humour is weak humour, animated or not.

MartyJune 24, 2010 5:48 PM