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The visually striking animated feature Icarus (Icare) is set to open in French theaters on March 30.

A new trailer has been released:

The independently produced European co-production was made in Luxembourg, Belgium and France. Carlo Vogele, a former Pixar animator, directed the film. Nicolas Steil of Iris Productions and Jean-Michel Rey of Rezo Productions produced the film.

Cartoon Brew debuted the concept trailer for the film in 2017, back when the film was still in development. At the time, Vogele explained how the film would add new twists to Greek mythology. “The idea is to imagine the youth of the young Icarus, a part that goes unmentioned in the myth as we know it,” he said.

Here is the synopsis for the completed feature:

On the island of Crete, every corner is a playground for Icarus, the son of the great inventor Daedalus. During an exploration near the palace of Knossos, the little boy makes a strange discovery: a child with the head of a bull is locked up there by order of King Minos. In secret from his father, Icarus will befriend the young minotaur named Asterion. But fate changes when the latter is taken into a labyrinth. Can Icarus save his friend and change the course of a story written by the gods?

No U.S. distribution has been announced at this time.

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