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'Birdboy:The Forgotten Children' Gets A New US Trailer

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children was originally released in Spain under the title Pscionautas,  going on to win a Goya for Best Animated Feature from The Spanish Academy. It was based on the graphic novel of the same name by Alberto Vázque, who co-directed the feature alongside Pedro Riveria.

Ahead of the December 15 opening in LA and New York, GKIDS Films have released a new trailer and poster. The distributor describes the film as a "dark coming-of-age tale". The trailer definitely seems to back this up, with the 2D animation boasting some incredible imagery which effectively creates a disturbing post-apocalyptic world. The contrast of the subject matter with the traditional reputation of animated movies featuring talking animals is stark. Zootopia this is certainly not.

GKIDS have released the following description of the film:

There is light and beauty, even in the darkest of worlds. Stranded on an island in a post-apocalyptic world, teenager Dinky and her friends hatch a dangerous plan to escape in the hope of finding a better life. Meanwhile, her old friend Birdboy has shut himself off from the world, pursued by the police and haunted by demon tormentors. But unbeknownst to anyone, he contains a secret inside him that could change the world forever. Based on a graphic novel and short film by co-director Alberto Vázquez and winner of the Goya Award for Best An- imated Feature (where Vázquez won Best Animated Short Film in the same year), Birdboy: The Forgotten Children is a darkly comic, beautiful and haunting tale of coming of age in a world gone to ruin.

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children will screen at Laemmle Monica Film Center in Los Angeles and Quad Cinema in New York. Further screenings are to be confirmed.