Neon’s first acquisition at this 12 months’s Cannes Movie Pageant is Spanish director Pablo Berger’s animated function Robotic Desires, which can world premiere on the French pageant on Saturday.
Robotic Desires is Berger’s animation debut, though he’s an achieved director whose 2012 movie Blancanieves (Snow White) is taken into account a contemporary Spanish traditional. It gained dozens of awards at dwelling and overseas, together with ten Spanish Academy Goyas.
Robotic Desires is tailored from Sara Varon’s eponymous graphic novel. The movie’s official synopsis reads: “Canine and Robotic are the very best pals on the planet. One lovely day they resolve to go to the seashore, however on the finish of the day, Robotic is all rusty and fully paralyzed! His good friend, not realizing what to do, leaves him behind. Because the seasons go, Canine tries to seek out new pals with some success, whereas Robotic has no alternative however to dream of extra excellent conditions.”
Berger produced the 2nd animated function alongside Ibon Cormenzana, Ignasi Estapé, Sandra Tapia Diaz, and Ángel Durández, with Jérôme Vidal, Sylvie Pialat, and Benoit Quainon co-producing.
Neon has proved to be one of many shrewdest patrons at Cannes over the previous a number of years. The corporate acquired the final three Palme d’Or winners, Triangle of Disappointment, Titane, and Parasite.
Cartoon Brew’s View: The Robotic Desires acquisition stands out not solely as a result of it’s one in every of Neon’s few animation pickups, however as a result of it’s a children and household title. We’ll be intently monitoring how the corporate handles its distribution. After all, Robotic Desires is in good firm. In 2020 Neon dealt with U.S. distribution for Flee, which was ultimately nominated for 3 Oscars.