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Paul McCartney's unreleased The Bruce McMouse Show to get cinema screening

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Sir Paul McCartney's never-before-seen concert film-come-animated feature The Bruce McMouse Show has landed a special theatre release for one day only.

The movie focuses on music impressario Bruce McMouse and his family of mice living under a stage where McCartney and his band Wings perform during their 1972 European tour, with real concert footage interspersed with animated scenes.

The film, directed by Barry Chattington, was born out of a series of sketches the Beatles icon had made of the rodent characters prior to hitting the road 47 years ago, with animator Eric Wylam developing the drawings for the unique project.

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Paul and his late wife and Wings bandmate Linda McCartney helped to record the voiceovers for the McMouse family, alongside actors Deryck Guyler, Pat Coombs, and Derek Nimmo, back in 1973, but the movie was left in limbo upon its completion in 1977 and languished in the archives of the veteran rocker's MPL firm.

It has since been fully restored, mixed, and mastered, and will now be screened in movie theatres around the world on 21 January (19).

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In a statement, Evan Saxon, from the film's media distribution company Abramorama, shares, "There's no greater compliment than to be entrusted to oversee the global release a Paul McCartney film and continue our long-standing relationship with The Beatles family.

"Fans attending these special screenings of The Bruce McMouse Show will be transported to a Paul McCartney & Wings concert with the best seat in the house, just above Bruce McMouse and his family."

Abramorama officials also previously worked on Ron Howard's Beatles documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years.

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