Trailer for Animated Film “The Prophet” Reveals Actual Animation

Kahlil Gibrans the Prophet

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:

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Published on: May 3, 2015

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One Response to Trailer for Animated Film “The Prophet” Reveals Actual Animation

  1. While there is some painted animation here, most of the narrative scenes are clearly using 3D animation disguised as cel animation. This is mainly evidenced by the way the characters maintain their shape perfectly as their elements are rotated in front of the camera. It's admittedly sophisticated, but definitely not traditional animation.

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