Wes Anderson and Rick and Morty's Dan Harmon in the world of TV.
The latest live-action film-maker to dip a toe into feature animation is Charlie Kaufman, best known for writing films such as Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine Of the Spotless Mind. Kaufman's Anomalisa is a stop-motion adult animation drama which has been winning plaudits across the board following festival screenings, and is being mentioned in relation to 'film of the year' conversations. Kaufman shares directing credit with Duke Johnson.
The film was partly funded through crowd-funding, but now non-backers can see the film in motion for the first time in the new trailer. It's a technical marvel, with beautiful animation from Johnson and Starburns Industries (best known for Moral Orel and Rick and Morty).
As with all of Kaufman's work it won't be for everyone- but it's undoubtedly going to be one of the more unusual animated films of recent years. Anomalisa will be on limited release in the US from December 30th, and will open in the UK March 2016.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Charlie Kaufman's 'Anomalisa' First Trailer Arrives
Posted by Chris Perkins
Chris writes about movies, games, TV and other stuff you love, and has written for places including MyM magazine, Rant Gaming, KillStreakMedia and Anime UK News. He particularly specialises in the field of animation and spends far too much time watching cartoons for a grown up. He regrets nothing. Follow him at @misterchristor.