Animal Crackers is that rare bird: a mid-budget indie cg feature that originates out of the United States. The full trailer for the film debuted online this week:
Directed by Tony Bancroft (Mulan) and Scott Christian Sava, Animal Crackers is based on a graphic novel by Sava, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Dean Lorey. The high-concept idea tells the story of a family that inherits a circus which comes with a box of magical animal crackers. Whoever eats one of the crackers will be transformed into the animal they’re eating.
Sava produced the film through his Nashville, Tennessee-based Blue Dream Studios, but the actual production was handled in Spain at a new subsidiary, Blue Dream Studios Spain, operated by Jaime Maestro and Nathalie Martínez. Other producers on the film include Storyoscopic Films, Beijing Wenhua Dongrun Investment Co., and China Film Group.