Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Cartoon film sans CGI animals nominated

Something a bit different is competing alongside the usual anthropomorphic antics in the Best Animated Film category at this year’s Oscars.

Persepolis, a black and white adaptation of two graphic novels by Marjane Satrapi, will be competing alongside the CGI-animated blockbusters Ratatouille and Surf’s Up, it was announced yesterday.

Which means that a French film about a girl who comes of age during the Islamic revolution in Iran is up against a story about a rat who becomes a chef, and a bunch of surfing penguins.

Persepolis is released in the UK in April, and judging from the above trailer it certainly looks like a pretty unique piece of work.

British cartoon talent