Two noteworthy trailers hit the web today, and they couldn’t be more different. The U.S. version of the Oscar nominated Ernest & Celestine and the aptly titled Zombeavers.
Firstly, the U.S. trailer for Ernest & Celestine has hit the web today. The French film picked up an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature. It will compete against Frozen, The Wind Rises, The Croods, and Despicable Me 2.
While dubbed versions of foreign films are generally not the preferred option among film fans (original language with subtitles is typically preferred), it looks like they did a good job making Ernest & Celestine look pretty good.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets, tucked away in networks of winding subterranean tunnels, lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified of the bears who live above ground. Unlike her fellow mice, Celestine is an artist and a dreamer—and when she nearly ends up as breakfast for ursine troubadour Ernest, the two form an unlikely bond. But it isn’t long before their friendship is put on trial by their respective bear-fearing and mice-eating communities. Ernest & Celestine joyfully leaps across genres and influences to capture the kinetic, limitless possibilities of animated storytelling. Like a gorgeous watercolor painting brought to life, a constantly shifting pastel color palette bursts and drips across the screen, while wonderful storytelling and brilliant comic timing draw up influences as varied as Buster Keaton, Bugs Bunny, and the outlaw romanticism of Bonnie and Clyde.
And now to completely change gears, the trailer for Zombeavers, yes that’s zombie beavers, has also been released.
Zombie Beavers. Zombeavers. What else is there really to say?
Here’s the Zombeavers official synopsis:
Zombeavers is an action-packed horror/comedy in which a group of college kids staying at a riverside cabin are menaced by a swarm of deadly zombie beavers. A weekend of sex and debauchery soon turns gruesome as the beavers close in on the kids. Riding the line between scary, sexy and funny, the kids are soon fighting for their lives in a desperate attempt to fend off the hoard of beavers that attack them in and around their cabin.
Why did we elect to pair these two trailers together? There’s something to be said for the absolute contrast here, and we like to think that one would just not be anywhere near as good if it weren’t for the other.