Hannover House has released the first trailer for Toys in the Attic, an English language adaptation of director Jirí Barta's stop motion animated adventure. The story takes place in a Prague attic with the toys divided into good and bad sides, which serves as an allegory to the Cold War. Take a look at the first footage, featuring the voices of Forest Whitaker, Joan Cusack, and Cary Elwes.
Set in a magical world of toys and knick-knacks stored in the attic of a home in Prague, this award-winning stop-motion animated feature has been called "An animation masterpiece" (Anima Basuari), and "a diabolically inventive tale that is four parts Toy Story and one part Tim Burton (New York International Children's Film Festival).
The setting for the film was inspired by the cultural and political contrast of the Cold War era and its impact on director Jirí 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 Land of Evil with a band of sinister minions, insects and rotted vegetables. When the lovely Buttercup (Vivian Schilling) is kidnapped and held prisoner by The Head (Jirí Lábus, with voice by Douglas Urbanski), it is up to her friends - a teddy bear (Forest Whitaker), a mechanical mouse (Joan Cusack) and marionette puppet (Cary Elwes) to cross the international boundary and attempt their daring rescue.
Toys in the Attic is a meticulously crafted visual feast, combining multiple forms of animation into an enchanting and fantastic adventure for the entire family.