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Toys in the Attic (2012)

Toys in the Attic

Overview


Genre

Animation

Release Date

September 07, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG

Duration

80 min.

Studio

Hannover House

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Vivian Schilling

Producer

Vivian Schilling

Screenwriter

Vivian Schilling

Starring

  • Forest Whitaker as Teddy (voice)
  • Joan Cusack as Madam Curie (English version, voice)
  • Cary Elwes as Sir Handsome (voice)
  • Vivian Schilling
  • Marcelo Tubert
  • Douglas Urbanski
  • Emily Hahn
  • Sandy Holt
  • Joy Ellison

Story


Originally produced in the Czech language, the animated film is set in a magical world of toys and knick-knacks stored in the attic of a home in Prague. Following the symbolism of the Cold War era that impacted Barta and the Czech Republic, the world of the attic is divided into the land of happy toys in the West and the land of evil in the East. The despotic Head of State rules over the evil empire of the East with a band of sinister minions, insects and rotted vegetables. When the lovely Buttercup is kidnapped and held prisoner by The Head, it is up to her friends - a teddy bear (Whitaker), a mechanical mouse (Cusack) and marionette puppet (Elwes) - to cross the international boundary and attempt their daring rescue.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a strange, and not entirely successful, hybrid of a kiddie story and dark, mature themes..”
by Michael O'Sullivan [Washington Post]
“..the movie is passionately retro, but Barta shows his methods can create a world every bit as engrossing as the latest CGI..”
by Farran Smith Nehme [New York Post]