Principal photography began today (July 15) on animated feature Jackboots On Whitehall at London’s Three Mills Studios. The film will be shooting at the studios for eight weeks.

Written and directed by brothers Edward and Rory McHenry, the comedy adventure will be voiced by Ewan McGregor, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall and Rosamund Pike and follows a group of heroic villagers as they fight against the Nazi invasion of England and rescue Churchill.

Produced by Karl Richards of UK outfit Entertainment Motion Pictures and Patrick Scoffin of McHenry Bros Productions, the financing for the project has come from a combination of private equity and international co-production funds including Matador (UK), MIG (Belgium) and Arcadia (Spain).

International sales are being handled by California-based Media 8 Entertainment.