Stephen Mangan voicing Postman Pat in 3D movie

Stephen Mangan, the Brit actor best known for comedy series Green Wing , will lend his voice to a new 3D animated movie based around the beloved children's TV character, Postman Pat.

He's got a starry bunch of supporting vocalists to back him up too, with Rupert Grint, David Tennant and Jim Broadbent also bagging roles.

The film, entitled Postman Pat: You Know You're The One , sees the titular postie leave Greendale to enter a glitzy, X Factor -type talent show.

That plot synopsis alone is enough to have us complaining about having unmentionables done to our childhoods, but the cast is pretty intriguing; could this be a genuinely funny take on the nostalgic material?

As long as black-and-white cat Jess and the red van (non-negiotiables) are involved, we'll give this one the benefit of the doubt. No word yet on whether it'll be stop-motion animation or CGI though.

The film is set to arrive in spring 2013.

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.