Well hello Toy Story on politically-minded, stop-motion animated crack!
In Toys in the Attic, which stars the voices of Forest Whitaker, Joan Cusack, and Carey Elwes, Czech director Jiri Barta has constructed a visually striking, compelling fantasy tale that mirrors REAL historical and cultural issues!
The film is set during the Cold War at a home in Prague. In the attic of this home is a whole world unseen to the human eye, a world divided into two, distinct sections — the land of happy toys in the West and the Land of Evil in the East which is presided over by the ruthless Head of State. When Princess Buttercup is kidnapped by the Head's minions, one brave bear, a handsome pirate, and a clockwork mouse must venture across the border if they wish to save their friend…
EEE sounds thrilling AND mind-expanding! Toys in the Attic hits theaters September 7th!
Watch while Princess Buttercup gets caught by the Head (above) and then see the Bear and his Pirate friend meet a new mouse companion (below)!
We are totally digging these nostalgia-inducing visuals! It seems most modern animated film utilizes 3D, which can be super impressive, but we've long missed the days where projects like Wallace and Gromit, or The Dark Crystal told beautiful stories through real-world manipulation!