One of the standout animated titles being presented at this week’s American Film Market is Titina, a Norwegian-Belgian family feature we’ve been following for a while. We are honored to exclusively premiere its latest teaser, which you can watch below.
Based on real events, the film tells the story of a 1920s expedition by dirigible to the North Pole. Onboard the vessel are Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and Italian aviator Umberto Nobile, as well as the latter’s pet dog Titina, whose mute but expressive presence anchors the whole film. In the new clip, we see her reaction as the airship swoops over St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome:
Titina is the first feature from Oslo-based Mikrofilm, whose shorts have picked up many awards, including an Oscar for Torill Kove’s 2007 film The Danish Poet. The feature is co-produced by Vivi Film in Brussels, whose filmography includes two Oscar-nominated animated features: The Secret of Kells and The Triplets of Belleville.