'Evolution Man'? 'Animal Kingdom'?
Whee! We’re bringing you announcements from Cartoon Brew of lots of international animated theatrical features that will probably never come to the U.S. This time it’s a French movie, variously Evolution Man, or, How I Ate My Father or Animal Kingdom: Let’s Go Ape, that is being released theatrically in Britain this month.
Is it anthropomorphic? Surely, if you consider pre-homo sapiens primates to be animals. Otherwise? Hard to say from this trailer (which is one of two), but there are at least lots of animals presented in a manner that furry fans should enjoy.
Generally I don’t care for motion-capture (lots of animation fans are arguing over whether it’s “really animation”), but it does seem effective here. It must be easier to turn motion-captured actors into primates than into four-legged animals. Also, Prana Studios in Mumbai does good work.
Is Animal Kingdom: Let’s Go Ape a “train wreck", as the Cartoon Brew article implies? Do you want to see it? In the U.S., we’ll be lucky if it gets a children’s DVD release. Maybe it’ll appear on YouTube. If you like these two trailers, keep checking YouTube.