Guest column by Elizabeth Napoli
Postman Pat: the Movie, the British CGI animated film serving big, overseas box office appeal, will bow stateside on Friday, June 27, 2014. Los Angeles and New York audiences will have the chance to see what the United Kingdom, Sweden, Poland, Malta, and the Netherlands have known for a few weeks now: the Postie with the mostie rocks.
Besides a package of winning, shipping-themed standards, such as the Postman Pat TV series theme song, Please Mr. Postman, and Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours, the very singable soundtrack features song stylings of Rupert Grint, a.k.a. Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter film franchise. A few weeks ago, the internet was abuzz with tales of Grint's turn as the voice of Josh, Postman Pat's rival in the movie's fictional You're the One talent competition. Grint's stellar rendition of Lightning captivates both tykes and adults alike. A simple Google search chronicles the corresponding evidence.
The London premiere of Postman Pat: the Movie on Sunday, May 23 attracted a significant pre-show crowd of rabid Grint watchers (yes, Grint himself walked the red carpet), plus miscellaneous fans of the 30-something-year-old iconic mail carrier. Judging from the admirers and their enthusiasm, one might conclude that a similar frenzy awaits the lucky venues hosting Postman Pat's maiden voyage to America (Rupert Grint notwithstanding).
The conclusion is thus: prepare! In New York, AMC Loews Village on 3rd Avenue and 11th street will screen both the stereoscopic and non-stereoscopic versions of Postman Pat: the Movie. In Los Angeles, the AMC Burbank Town Center 8 welcomes the film. The limited engagement is one week in duration. Additional theaters and cities will be determined at a later date. Showtimes and admission prices are live at the above sites, and tickets are available online for purchase.
For more about Postman Pat, inspect his website and social media: