“Wrinkles”

Not every animated film is aimed at families and children. Coming next fall from Spain, Perro Verde Films and Cromosoma are coproducing a serious adult animated feature about the friendship between two senior citizens living in a nursing home. Arrugas (Wrinkles) is based on an award winning comic book by Paco Roca. I’m not expecting UP, but its heartening to know that somewhere in the world such subject matter can be produced, hand drawn, in feature length.


  • http://www.jinhienlau.com jinnaboy

    why expect “UP” when this could be a better film

    jus’ speculating.

  • AltredEgo

    …right…because UP is clearly the pinnacle of cinematic storytelling involving the elderly…

    AE

  • http://debrasolomon.com debra j. solomon

    Impossibly sad,it captures that end of the line feeling – so brilliantly – I hope it also finds meaning in that part of life .

  • Alison

    Almost thought it had something to do with the old line of dog plushies, the other “Wrinkles”.

  • Clint

    Looks kinda good.

  • Rob

    We need WAY more animated films with serious subject matter. Its through films like this (if done well) that animation can progress as an art form in the public’s eyes.

    • Iritscen

      Rob, do you live in America? Because we need ANY animated films with serious subject matter (an occasional limited-release import like The Illusionist doesn’t count). I’ll take even one, for starters.

  • Sir Richard

    Looks really good, doesn’t it? Based on a comic… I’m going to have to look that one up.

  • Was My Face Red

    It does look good and like Rob said, we need far more animated films that explore all aspects of the graphic arts and what they can portray and explore. Not sure about the reference to Up though. Is Jerry worried there won’t be enough talking dogs for the children?

  • http://www.stringstornasunder.blogspot.com Chris Powell

    Would really like to see this.

  • Shawn’s Bro

    The only reason to spend the time and effort to animate something is that it can’t be done with live action.

    Programs like “King of the Hill” for example are really fairly decent radio programs that are “illustrated” only because nobody listens to radio any more. This looks like more of the same.

    Here’s an idea. Since there seems to be a market for this kind of program, I suggest somebody buy the rights to the old Orson Welles Mercury Theater stuff, which was superb radio drama and illustrate those.

    • http://animaic.tumblr.com Migue

      Your comment seem a little bit bitter to me, or am I misunderstanding it? I understand and somehow support your point of view on animation being more apt for non-realistic subjects, but I also think you underestimate the power of a good illustration to increase the impact of a story; a good drawing can capture emotions in a way a photography can’t sometimes… I don’t think these kind of productions diminish in any way other styles and visions of animation, au contaire; they just demonstrate how rich and expressive the medium is.

      • Was My Face Red

        One of the powers of animation (and the cartoon arts) is it’s ability to magnify the mundane and caricature life. It can elevate. It can heighten. It can throw a spotlight on small things and make them special. It doesn’t have to just be about pussy cats being run over by steamrollers and not dying. That ‘illustrated radio’ argument is getting very second hand now.

        Shawn, your Bro’s ruling on what animation should only be used for would cancel out most of the early work of Aardman (like ‘Going equipped’)Grave Of The Fireflies and Waltz With Bashier. Still it’s good that he wearily admits there might be a market for this kind of thing amongst those of us who nave apparently forgotten how to use a radio.

  • Andrew Kieswetter

    ‘Not every animated film is aimed at families and children’. That’s very true,Jerry. A good example of
    an adult animated film maker was the late,great Satoshi Kon.

  • h park

    Animation exploring real world life issues is something everyone should see once in awhile. I think good movies, including animation, base their story which average people could relate in some way.
    If I compare animated film as food, which also bring pleasure(and nourishment), you just don’t eat same kind of food over and over again. It would be boring if everyone makes the same kind of things.