Ilion Animation's Planet 51 Teaser Trailer Debut
Sony has debuted the teaser trailer for their upcoming animated movie Planet 51 developed by Ilion Animation. Unfortunately it's yet another unexciting animated movie that doesn't even look like it'll come close to anything that Pixar, or even DreamWorks, puts out these days. Even worse is that the story isn't their original idea. In 2007, I saw an indie animated film called Terra that had this exact plot - a human lands on an alien colony, befriends the peaceful inhabitants, then must protect them when his own kind comes attacking. It's a flip-flop on the typical alien story (think E.T.), but it doesn't work well here.
Watch the teaser trailer for Planet 51:
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The inhabitants of Planet 51 live in fear of alien invasion. Their paranoia is realized when an astronaut arrives from Earth. Befriended by a young resident, he has to avoid capture in order to recover his spaceship and try to return home.
Planet 51 is co-directed by first-time filmmakers Jorge Blanco, Javier Abad, and Marcos Martínez of Ilion Animation based out of Madrid, Spain. The screenplay was written by Joe Stillman, of Shrek and Shrek 2 in addition to episodes of "Beavis and Butt-Head" and "King of the Hill" previously. Sony Pictures is landing Planet 51 in theaters everywhere on November 20th this upcoming Thanksgiving.