Toys in the Attic Movie Trailer - Coming SoonMPAA Rating: TBD
Genre: Animation/Fantasy/Family/International Cinema
Runtime: 80 minutes
Starring: Forest Whitaker, Joan Cusack, Carry Elwes, Vivian Schilling, Emily Hahn, Douglas Urbanski, Americo Simonini
Studio: Hannover House
Director: Jiri Barta
Release Date: September 7, 2012 (in select cities then expanding through October)
Toys in the Attic - Official Synopsis
Set in a magical world of toys and knick-knacks stored in the attic of a home in Prague, this award-winning stop-motion animated feature has been called "An animation masterpiece" (Anima Basuari), and "a diabolically inventive tale that is four parts Toy Story and one part Tim Burton" (New York International Children’s Film Festival).
The setting for the film was inspired by the cultural and political contrast of the Cold War era and its impact on director Jiri Barta and the Czech Republic. The world of the attic is divided into the land of happy toys in the West and the Land of Evil in the East. The despotic Head of State rules over the Land of Evil with a band of sinister minions, insects and rotted vegetables. When the lovely Buttercup (Vivian Schilling) is kidnapped and held prisoner by The Head (Jiri Labus, with voice by Douglas Urbanski), it is up to her friends - a teddy bear (Forest Whitaker), a mechanical mouse (Joan Cusack) and marionette puppet (Cary Elwes) to cross the international boundary and attempt their daring rescue.
Toys in the Attic - Fun Facts
- Toys in the Attic is an award-winning film and has garnered honors including the following: Grand Prize Winner – New York International Children’s Film Festival; Best Movie Winner – Anima Basauri Festival (Spain); Best Movie Winner – Sitges Animation Festival.
- The film was originally produced in the Czech Republic.
- The English-Language adaptation of the movie was written, produced and directed by Vivian Schilling, working in consultation with Jiri Barta.
- Following a special screening of the English language version of the film in New York City for the New York International Children's Film Festival in August, the red-carpet premiere of the Toys in the Attic will happen Tuesday, September 4 in Los Angeles.