An unlikely animal sports star takes the pitchin Strike, a stop-motion family flick from Gigglefish Animation Studios and Homesick Angel in the U.K. The charming sports-themed comedy adventure makes its Stateside home video debut on Tuesday, April 7 through Indican Pictures, ready to score a goal with animation fans of all ages.
To get the crowds hyped for the release, we’ve got a special behind-the-scenes clip to share featuring director Trevor Hardy, who shares some of the joys and challenges of making his first stop-motion animated feature. Vuvuzelas not required!
Synopsis: Mungo (voiced by Lizzie Waterworth of Bob the Builder) is a young mole who is due to begin work by his proud father’s side in their hometown’s legendary gold mine. While his best friends are excited to be in the mine, Mungo secretly dreams of becoming a professional soccer player. However, desperate not to upset his father and facing the challenge of being a small mole unable to play soccer in bright light, Mungo sadly resigns himself to life as a miner. But, when the mine is forced to shut down after a mysterious accident, an evil and gold-obsessed supervillain known only as “The Boss” (Ken Stott of The Hobbit films) attempts to bully the townsfolk into selling him the mine.
Against all odds and with a little help from his crazy friends, Mungo begins an epic adventure of thrills, laughs, action and danger as he hurtles towards the Wild Cup finals in Russia and has a final showdown with The Boss.