Menai Bridge Looking Different On The Big Screen

Menai bridge North Wales

The official trailer for the new Voyage of Dr Dolittle movie featuring the Menai Bridge has been released.

Crews shooting the Universal Pictures movie closed off the Anglesey landmark in June last year as they shot scenes for the film, which stars Robert Downey Jr .

The scenes on the Menai Bridge are understood to involve a character leaping from the bridge as a giraffe runs over it, landing on a paddle steamer passing below.

However, the trailer only teases a quick snippet of the bridge and the Menai Strait, as a pirate ship sails away from a small dock.

The blockbuster, which also stars Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen and Jim Broadbent, will be released in UK cinemas on February 7, 2020.

According to Downey Jr’s Instagram page, the US release date comes a little earlier.

(Image: Universal Pictures)

In a post published on Sunday, he wrote: “Dolittle Trailer. I’ve been talking to animals for years now… And they finally started talking back. Does this mean I was getting the silent treatment?

Filming on Menai Bridge for the new Dr Dolittle film
Filming took place in June last year (Image: Hadyn Iball)

“Please enjoy the trailer for #Dolittle Movie … In theatres #January #2020.”

Teasing the trailer in a post published on Saturday, Downey Jr added: “Ello Butty, check back tomorrow for the official #Dolittlemovie trailer… Ta-ra love…” followed by a Welsh flag emoji.

Filming of the new Dr Dolittle film on Menai Bridge.
(Image: Richard Birch)

Filming for the Dolittle movie is also understood to have taken place at the nearby Treboth Botanic Gardens.

As crews filmed in the area and took over the nearby Antelope pub, motorists were diverted along the Britannia Bridge, causing severe traffic delays in the area.

Tom Holland, Selena Gomez, Emma Thompson, Octavia Spencer, Craig Robinson and Ralph Fiennes are also amongst the famous names voicing animals in the film, which is directed by Stephen Gaghan.

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