A film for the whole family, Strike is the story of a young mole’s (Mungo) struggle between following his destiny – to become a miner in Diggington goldmine like his forefathers – and his dream to be a soccer player, and play for England. The mine is under threat, with “The Boss” of the sinister Raven Corporation wanting control at any cost! A number of “accidental” events happen to thwart our Hero. It will be out on Digital and DVD on April 7th.
Will Mungo end up playing for his country, and can he save the mine and his family? Set against the backdrop of the Wild Cup, the strong storyline and humour plays out against a visual look that is both charming and innovative. Strike is a feature-length, stop-frame animated film. The creative team consists of BAFTA award-winning writers and animators. The animation used over 65% recycled materials to make the sets and puppets.
More About Strike
Strike is a heart-warming, coming-of-age story following Mungo Morrison (Waterworth) as he struggles to save his family and community, while also trying to achieve his dream of representing his country in soccer during the Wild Cup in Russia.
Mungo 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, “The Hobbit” franchise) 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.’
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Please note: I was given copies of the movie from Homesick Angel, but my thoughts are my own.