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Not THAT Illusionist

By Miscellaneous | Trailers | August 12, 2010 |

By Miscellaneous | Trailers | August 12, 2010 |

IMDB just posted the trailer for the latest film from Sylvain Chomet, the director best known for the award winning The Triplets of Belleville. It seems like it will be very French and won’t contain a lot of dialogue.

The synopsis says it will be about a magician in the 1950s who is slowly being replaced at large theaters by rock stars. As such, he has to start doing shows at small villages. There he meets a young girl who thinks his magic is real. As he keeps “conjuring” gifts for her, he slowly drives himself to financial ruin.

I’m going to say this will be whimsical, but also a little dark. Here’s the trailer.

2D animation is still alive and can produce some great things! And it’s impossible for them to make this 3D… right? Not that the big studios are clamoring to get their mitts on a little French animated film, but I’m just rejoicing that a good movie is coming out. And you don’t have to be Pixar to make it!

Tell me, are you charmed by this? Did you like Les Triplettes De Belleville ? I am and I did! And now I might put on some Edith Piaf and dance around a little.

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