Apocalypse Now meets Bambi.
That’s how the creators of Unicorn Wars describe it. Those familiar with Alberto Vázquez’s distinctive cinematic universe will nod in recognition: the Spanish artist tends to populate his films — and comics — with cutesy critters undergoing spiritual crises and violent confrontations. Unicorn Wars is no different. Watch the new trailer, which Cartoon Brew is exclusively launching, and read the official synopsis below:
Teddy bears and unicorns have been at war for as long as anyone can remember. Private Bluet craves unicorn blood because, according to the prophecy, it confers eternal beauty. A teddy bear regiment leaves the training camp for a mission that will end in a brutal and disastrous final battle.
Unicorn Wars is Vázquez’s second feature (following 2017’s Birdboy: The Forgotten Children). As is his habit, he is basing the film on a previous work — in this case, the 2013 short Unicorn Blood. For all its gonzo humor, Unicorn Wars is conceived as a more accessible, action-driven film than anything the director has done before. He sees it as “both a genre film and an auteur film.”