Toys in the Attic (2009 film)

Toys in the Attic Czech Na pd aneb Kdo m dneska narozeniny? festival title In the Attic Who Has a Birthday Today? is a 2009 CzechFrenchJapaneseSlovak primarily stopmotion animated fantasy comedy thriller family film directed by Ji Barta and written by Edgar Dutka and Barta which depicts a community of toys and other objects in an attic who come to life when no human is around. It is an international coproduction of Czech, Japanese and Slovak companies. The film was released first in the Czech Republic onMarch 2009 and has been shown subtitled at film festivals internationally. An American dub adapted, produced and directed by Vivian Schilling and performed by actors including Forest Whitaker, Joan Cusack, Cary Elwes and Schilling herself has been recorded, which the film was first shown with onMarch 2012 at the New York International Childrens Film Festival and was released nationally onAugust 2012 by Hannover House.

The main part of the films animation is that of puppets animated by stop motion but there are also examples of clay animation in the character ubrt and the objects of his room, special effects such as steam in traditional animation and the face of the plaster bust Hlava Head was performed in pixilation and voiced in the original Czech audio by actor Ji Lbus.The film was theatrically released onMarch 2009 by CinemArt and was premiered at the New York International Childrens Film Festival. It was also released on DVD, VOD and Bluray on November 23, 2009 by Magic Box. ........

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