~I received Postman Pat: The Movie for review. Opinions and stories are my own.~
A few weeks ago I received an amusing animated family film called Postman Pat: The Movie. I hadn’t heard of Postman Pat prior to watching the film, but he is a globally adored character that’s been around since the early 1980s. The original Postman Pat show was a British stop-motion animation aimed at preschoolers. It was so popular that even the Royal Mail used the character for promotions and charity work!
Postman Pat (Patrick Clifton) is the Special Delivery Service postman for Greendale. He lives with his wife Sara, their son Julian and his special helper friend, Jess the Cat. In the movie, Postman Pat finds out that he isn’t getting his bonus at work that he was using to take his wife to Italy for Holiday. After failing at trying to tell her, he sees that the popular T.V. Talent Show, You’re the One, is having auditions for their show. The winner receives a recording contract and a trip to Italy. Seeing this as his way to make up for the lost bonus money, Pat enters the contest.
During this time, Pat’s new boss Edwin Carbunkle decides to use this opportunity to push out his agenda of using robots as delivery persons rather than people. While Postman Pat is doing interviews and participating in the talent show, Patbot 3000 takes over all his postal duties along with Jessbot. Unfortunately they not only tend to frighten the residents, but also mess everything up. As none of the people (including Pat’s family) know that Patbot isn’t the real Pat, everyone begins to get hurt feelings and start thinking that all the fame has gone straight to his head.
Postman Pat: The Movie is really about a few things. It teaches children the importance of honesty, friendliness and being a good neighbor. It’s a great little family movie with good morals and a lot of character.You can find out more about Postman Pat and all the characters in Greendale by visiting the Postman Pat website.
The film releases on DVD in the US on September 23rd, 2014! Keep up to date with release information by Liking Postman Pat on Facebook!
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