Saturday, March 17, 2018

Relatively Recent Animated Films with No US Release

First up, Garry Bardin's stop motion adaptation of The Ugly Duckling

Next, from Brazil there's two animated films that need to be brought over. One is Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury directed by Luiz Bolognesi and the other is Garoto Cosmico, the first feature from the director of The Boy and the World, Alê Abreu. While Garoto Cosmico doesn't look anywhere near as good as The Boy and the World, it looks to be interesting enough for completists to watch. I was surprised to learn on Cartoon Brew that the film isn't even available in Brazil.

From Italy there's The Art of Happiness directed by Alessandro Rak. I don't know exactly why this film hasn't been released in the US. It seems like the same pattern for every m. One or two places review it and if it doesn't get a glowing review, it almost always gets ignored.

Trailer: The Art of Happiness from Submarine on Vimeo.

From the studio Folimage in France, there's Aunt Hilda! which is directed by Jacques-Rémy Girerd and Benoît Chieux. I would like to see this film despite the mixed reviews. It looks about as good as Mia and the Migou but appears to be unpopular due to its environmental message as well as the bizarre plot.

The two films here that interest me the most are The Ugly Duckling and The Art of Happiness. I'm interested in seeing all of them, however, if they get at least a DVD with English subtitles or an international release. Let me know what films you're interested in here, or which recent films I didn't mention here that you want to see given an English language release.

1 comment:

TwoHeadedBoy said...

I really liked the look of Aunt Hilda when I first saw the trailer - forgot about it till now though! Going to try and track it down...