He arrives in absolute TV premiere THE PRODIGIOUS MAURICE, animation film Sky Original taken from the children’s fantasy book The prodigious Maurice and his ingenious rodentsby Sir Terry Pratchett, on air Wednesday 28 December at 17.50 on Sky Cinema Uno, streaming on N0W and available on demand, also in 4K quality.
Co-produced by Sky, Ulysses Filmproduktion and Cantilever Medium in collaboration with Global Screenanimation studios Studio Rakete and Red Star Animationthe film is directed by Toby Genkelwhile the co-director is Florian Westermann and the script is by Terry Rossio. The film has the full support of Terry Pratchett’s estate and is produced in association with Storytelling.
THE PRODIGIOUS MAURICE is a lively and entertaining adventure, a parody of popular fairy tales inspired by the German fairy tale of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. The book on which the film is based is the twenty-eighth novel in the Discworld® series by Terry Pratchett, but the first written for children. It was released in 2001 by Doubleday and has sold nearly 100 million copies worldwide. For this book Sir Pratchett won the Carnegie Medal in Literature, the highest British award in children’s literature.
SYNOPSIS – Clever street cat Maurice travels from town to town to get rid of rats for a fee. The idea of a scam comes to him when he meets Keith, a boy who can play the flute, and a group of talking mice with whom he agrees to extract more money from the cities. All goes well, until they arrive at the town of Bad Blintz. There, they meet Malicia and their plan soon goes awry.
THE PRODIGIOUS MAURICE – Wednesday 28 December in absolute TV premiere at 17.50 on Sky Cinema Uno, streaming on N0W and available on demand, also in 4K quality.
Even at Christmas, Sky brings cinema to your home. This is the promise of new Sky Cinema campaign, scheduled from today, Tuesday 22 November 2022. With Sky Cinema you can enjoy over 200 first visions a yearwith the best of Italian and international cinema and a vast range of genres, plus Sky Cinema subscribers can join a dedicated offer to access the entire catalog of Paramount+ at no extra cost on your subscription. And in the most magical time of the year the programming will be richer than ever.
There is JURASSIC WORLD – DOMINATIONthe last extraordinary chapter of the saga produced by Steven Spielberg, from January 1, 2023 on Skythe great success of animated cinema MINIONS 2 – HOW GRU BECOMES DESPICABLE, arriving on Sky on 6 Januarythe blockbuster THE BATMANnew unmissable title dedicated to the Bat Man, with Robert Pattinson, already available on Sky. But not only: thanks Paramount+see the blockbuster movie of 2022, TOP GUN: MAVERICKwhich will be available on the service from Thursday 22 December. Produced by Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Jerry Bruckheimer Films, TOP GUN: MAVERICK sees in the cast Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Charles Parnell, Bashir Salahuddin, Monica Barbaro, Jay Ellis, Danny Ramirez, Greg Tarzan Davis with Harris and Val Kilmer.
Sky Cinema’s Christmas offer will in fact be wide and varied. Among the expected titles, in addition to the already mentioned THE BATMAN, JURASSIC WORLD DOMINATION AND MINIONS 2 – HOW CRANE BECOMES DESPICABLE, they will come on first tv blockbusters like FANTASTIC BEASTS – DUMBLEDORE’S SECRETS (Monday 26 December at 21.15 on Sky Cinema Uno) third installment in the Fantastic Beasts saga, spin-off and prequel to the Harry Potter film series, as well as one of the biggest collections of the season, with Jude Law, Eddie Redmayne and Mads Mikkelsenthe hilarious comedy WHO FRAMED SANTA CLAUS? (Monday 5 December at 21.15 on Sky Cinema Uno)Of Alessandro Sianiwith Christian De Sica, Alessandro Siani, Diletta Leotta and Angela Finocchiaro and crime comedy 7 WOMEN AND A MYSTERY (Sunday 11 December at 21.15 on Sky Cinema Uno) with a huge all-female cast made up of Margherita Buy, Diana Del Bufalo, Sabrina Impacciatore, Benedetta Porcaroli, Micaela Ramazzotti, Luisa Ranieri, Ornella Vanoni. And again the noir thriller of Francesco Carrozzini THE HANGING SUN – MIDNIGHT SUN (Monday 12 December at 21.15 on Sky Cinema Uno)taken from the novel “Midnight Sun” Of Jo Nesbowith Alessandro Borgo, Jessica Brown Findlay, Sam Spruell, Frederick Schmidt, Raphael Vicasand with Peter Mullan and Charles Dance. But that’s not all, they will also arrive on Sky Cinema DOWNTON ABBEY II – A NEW ERA (Tuesday 20 December at 21.15 on Sky Cinema Due)new cinematic chapter of the beloved English saga, set at the beginning of the 20th century; AMBULANCE (Monday 19 December at 21.15 on Sky Cinema Uno)fast-paced action film signed by Michael Baywith Jake Gyllenhaal; TOO BAD (Saturday 24 December on Sky Cinema Uno)a DreamWorks animated gangster movie; THE WEAPON OF DECEPTION – OPERATION MINCEMEAT (Friday 30 December at 21.15 on Sky Cinema Uno)daring spy story directed by John Maddenwith Colin Firth, Matthew MacFadyen and Kelly MacDonald; THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DAY (Monday 2 January at 21.15 on Sky Cinema Uno)funny comedy by Andrea Zaloneremake of the French comedy C’est la vie – Take it as it comeswith Paul Kessisoglu, Luca Bizzarri, Violante Placido, Valeria Bilello, Charles Buccirosso, Lodo Guenzi and Stephen DeMartino and THE DARK CHILDfilm directed and written by Maggie Gyllenhaalbased on the novel of the same name by Elena Ferrantewith Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley, Dakota Johnson, Ed Harris and Peter Sarsgaard.
And to better prepare for the festive period, from 1st to 31st December channel 301 switches on the SKY CINEMA CHRISTMAS channel with a large collection of Christmas themed movies. However, it will not be the only thematic channel available: on the occasion of the TV premiere of FANTASTIC BEASTS – DUMBLEDORE’S SECRETS and JURASSIC WORLD – DOMINATION will also arrive SKY CINEMA HARRY POTTER, from Friday 23 to Saturday 31 December on Sky Cinema Familywith the films of the most beloved wizard of the big screen and JURASSIC WORLD SKY CINEMA, from Sunday 1 to Sunday 8 January on Sky Cinema Collectionwhere the six chapters of the saga will be available, as well the extended version of JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINATION.