Gemma Arterton and Billy Nighy join voice cast.
Stardog and Turbocat is a 3D-animated comedy-adventure about an unlikely pair of superheros.
The story begins in 1966, when loyal dog Buddy is launched into space by his NASA scientist owner, finally crash landing in the 21st century in the small town of Glenview, where a pet ban is ruthlessly enforced by animal-hating police officer Peck. Desperate to reunite with his owner, Buddy turns to genius millionaire cat Felix: a.k.a. the vigilante hero Turbocat.
Produced by Sheffield-based Red Star, the film features the voices of Gemma Arterton (Clash of the Titans, Quantum of Solace) and Golden Globe and BAFTA winner Bill Nighy (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest & At World’s End; Hot Fuzz, Love Actually), and has been snapped up by Filma (Turkey), Vision (China), MVK (CIS) and Yejilim (S. Korea, Vietnam).
Animator Jerome Boutroux (Paddington) and Ben Smith head the Red Star team. The production is supported by financing from Head Gear Films, Kaleidoscope, Screen Yorkshire and Red Star.
Stardog and Turbocat blasts into cinemas in 2019.