An­i­mal Crack­ers

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(Blue Dream Stu­dios, Bei­jing We Hua Dong Run In­vest­ment Co., China Film Group Corp., Sto­ryoscopic Films, Landmark In­ter­na­tional | Odins Eye En­ter­tain­ment.) Di­rec­tors: Scott Chris­tian Sava, Tony Ban­croft; Co-di­rec­tor: Jaime Mae­stro Re­lease Date: June 12, 2017 (An­necy) Syn­op­sis: A man stuck in a per­sonal and pro­fes­sional rut in­her­its a run­down cir­cus, only to find the in­her­i­tance in­cludes a box of mag­i­cal an­i­mal crack­ers that can trans­form oth­ers into per­form­ing an­i­mals. His dreams of suc­cess are com­pli­cated, how­ever, by his ruth­less un­cle, who is also seek­ing the su­per­nat­u­ral snack. The Word: “In ad­di­tion to boast­ing a down­right clever idea, An­i­mal Crack­ers is uniquely suited to the medium of an­i­ma­tion, con­sid­er­ing that live ac­tion (even heav­ily CG-em­bel­lished live ac­tion) sim­ply wouldn’t sup­port all those dra­matic trans­for­ma­tions—from two-ounce ham­ster to 600-pound brown bear, for ex­am­ple—and the won­der­fully an­thro­po­mor­phic be­hav­ior each of those species re­quires.” – Peter De­bruge, Va­ri­ety Nom­i­na­tion Chances: Weigh­ing a clever story against a very generic vis­ual look might all be moot, given that the film has no Amer­i­can re­lease date set.

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