Martin Freeman To Lead Cast In BBC’s Christmas Animation ‘Stick Man’

Based on a book series by of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler 'Stick Man' centres on the father of a family of sticks, who crosses great distances to try and get home in time for Christmas.

‘Sherlock’ actor Martin Freeman is to lead an all – star cast in a new BBC animated Christmas film called ‘Stick Man’.

Based on a book series by of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler ‘Stick Man’ centres on the father of a family of sticks, who crosses great distances to try and get home in time for Christmas.

Freeman said “What a treat to have voiced the hero in this beautifully animated film. We enjoyed reading Stick Man as a family for a number of years and my children always loved the scale of his epic journey.

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“Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s books are simply wonderful and the film adaptations bring their own extra magic. This one is going to be really special though, filled with festive charm and a delight for viewers of all ages!”

Hugh Bonneville – who will voice Santa – added: “It has been a pleasure to work on this charming film, with its terrific cast and superb animation team.

“I’m looking forward to seeing my jolly Santa come to life this Christmas.”

‘Stick Man’ will also star Jennifer Saunders, Russell Tovey, Rob Brydon and Sally Hawkins.

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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