Stop motion is quickly becoming a lost art these days, and the stealthy little animated film My Life as a Zucchini is one to keep an eye on if you like the medium. It's a sweet, moving tale that was a major hit on the festival circuit.
As Gizmodo reports, My Life as a Zucchini is about a young boy who loses his mother and has to move to an orphanage. Made in Switzerland, the film was directed by Claude Barras and has been up for some major awards, including the Golden Globe for Best Animated Film (though it was beat out by Zootopia).
A U.S. release is planned on Feb. 24, which will feature an English dub voice cast that includes Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Ellen Page, and Amy Sedaris. Not a bad group to have bringing this story to life, and having Forte and Offerman on the same project should be a hoot.
Check out a trailer for My Life as a Zucchini below and let us know what you think.