TRAILER: Raymond Briggs “Ethel and Ernest” – Animation Scoop

TRAILER: Raymond Briggs “Ethel and Ernest”

A new trailer has dropped for Ethel and Ernest, a hand drawn, feature length adaptation of the graphic novel by Raymond Briggs (The Snowman, When The Wind Blows). The film will be initially released by Universal in London on October 28th.

The feature was produced and adapted by Lupus Films and directed by Roger Mainwood – who has been maintaining a production blog about the project since 2010.

The cast includes Jim Broadbent as Ernest, Brenda Blethyn as Ethel, Virginia McKenna, Roger Allam and Peter Wright. Let’s hope its gets US distribution… in the meantime, here’s the trailer:


Based on Raymond Briggs’ award-winning graphic novel ‘Ethel & Ernest’, a funny and touching tribute to his parents. An entertaining and heart-warming story about two people who fall in love against the background of immense social change in the mid 20th Century, experiencing the Depression, World War II, postwar prosperity and cultural upheaval.

One love, forty years, and always a cup of tea.


Jerry Beck

Jerry Beck

Writer, cartoon producer and author of more than 15 books on animation history. A former studio exec with Nickelodeon and Disney; currently on the faculty at both CalArts in Valencia and Woodbury University in Burbank.
Jerry Beck
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