When we talk about an “animated children’s movie” these days, we’re usually referring to a computer-generated Pixar/DreamWorks/Blue Sky/Illumination project that looks, well, great. You can’t deny that today’s big-time animation studios do fantastic work. It’s fantastic, but to some extent homogeneously fantastic.
The animated children’s film Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, based on Gibran’s most famous book, is a throwback to a time when animation meant drawing. Pencils, watercolors, ink—it’s a project showcasing of numerous styles (there are 9 “directors” listed). Here’s the just-released U.S. trailer; the film will be in theaters in August:
Official site: gibransprophetmovie.com