New Trailer for JACKBOOTS ON WHITEHALL Features Ewan McGregor, Tom Wilkinson, and Nazi Puppets

     June 3, 2010

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What do you get when you cross Inglourious Basterds with Team America: World Police?  Ewan McGregor, apparently.  At least, the makers of Jackboots on Whitehall were able to convince the very pretty actor — as well as Alan Cumming, Timothy Spall, Richard E. Grant, and Tom Wilkinson — to comprise the voice cast for their puppet-laden satire of World War II.  I don’t know how funny the trailer actually is beyond the inherent absurdity, but if you like the idea of an effete Hitler voiced by Alan Cumming, it’s probably worth a look.  Check it out alongside a plot synopsis after the jump.

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.

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