Toys in the Attic (2012)

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Toys in the Attic (2012)
Jiří Barta and Vivian Schilling
with the voices of Forest Whitaker, Joan Cusack, Cary Elwes

The first feature film by veteran Czech stop-motion animator Jiří Barta, an inspiration to the Brothers Quay, is a simultaneously dark and delightful fairy tale reminiscent of Tim Burton in his prime and “passionately retro.” (New York Post) The story of a kidnapped doll named Buttercup who must be rescued from the evil clutches of The Head by her less than competent friends—a teddy bear, a mechanical mouse, and a marionette—“is mere scaffolding for Barta’s richly realized world, a kind of hand-hewn 3-D cinema that's testament to the limitlessness of imagination.” (LA Times)

Digital Projection
1 hour 14 minutes
release year/country
2012 Czech Republic/USA