Now this is not the first time this has happened. Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson made a film way early in his career called “Meet the Feebles”. This was a hardcore rated “R” puppet/muppet movie. It is quite a laugh.
The film is called “We R Animals” and is the first feature for Thobias Hoffmen. They shot some test footage to show potential investors and producers. It looks amazing. They hope to start production in 2011.
Thobias says: “Most characters in the movie will be played by hand puppets, with animatronic faces. The same kind of dolls that were used out to include Gremlins and Labyrinth. The only characters who are not puppets are people in the film, but you can count on one hand. The style of the movie, I would best describe with the words “a live-action version of a cartoon world.” A bit like an adaptation of a graphic novel. It is our world, yet not. As a living painting by CM Coolidge, which is drawing everything to a head.”
The official plot synopsis is: “Snow White the rabbit is stuck in a sadistic man’s pet store, she craves for love but nobody wants to take her home. But one day the animals wreck havoc and they all escape, including Snow White. She gets lost with her newfound freedom and almost dies, until the nice old lady Alice saves her. Snow White would’ve had a bright future if not for Alice’s jealous and vindictive dogs, who call on their friend Flash, a shady and devious pimp cat. Together they plan to transform Alice’s apartment into a brothel for animals, and force Snow White and even the human Alice into prostitution.”
“We R Animals is a comic adventure, filled with drug using cats, horny dogs, cat-ninja assassins, vampire bats, cruelty and magic. In essence We R Animals is a love story told with warmth, where sometimes the laughter sits in the throat and forces us to question the morals and views of both animals and man.”
This sounds like GOLD to me. This film is going on my list as most anticipated films of the future.