People have compared this upcoming film to the Secret of the Nymph, which I greatly respected for its mood and animation but not so much for its story.
9 is about the last ‘living’ creatures on earth, created by man before we destroyed ourselves (presumably through war.) It is based on an Academy award nominated short; and is being directed by Tim Burton.
Watch the trailer here.
And here is the original short it was based off of:
Now, I am a bit of an animation geek; and I simply love the fact that American animation seems to be maturing. With shows like Avatar: the last airbender and movie like Beowulf and the Incredibles; the entertainment industry is taking its first steps into a medium rife with opportunities.
It still has a long way to go, both in terms of quality and public acceptance; but the point is that it is going that way.
9 seems to be exploring moods and themes not common in the industry; and I respect the hell out if it for taking the risk, even if it turns out not to be successful.
So, enjoy the video above, and give 9 a chance.
Oh, and Merry Christmas.