Sunday, October 11, 2009

Mary and Max Trailer

There is something about stop-motion animation that is enormously endearing. I'm fascinated by the process and I love the results.

Mary and Max is a claymation feature by Adam Elliot that has somehow slipped under my radar until now. It's the story of two lonely people - 8-year-old Mary and 44-year-old Max - who become unlikely penpals and friends. Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Eric Bana make up the voice cast, and the film is currently sitting at a solid 94% over at RT.

Adam Elliot also wrote and directed the Oscar-winning short film Harvie Krumpet. I'm not at all sure if Mary and Max is supposed to get a release here in the U.S., but I hope it does well. It looks charming and poetic and vaguely sad.


Ellen said...

Hopefully we have a Best Animated Feature nominee here!

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