Indie Trailer Sunday: Stop-Animated Indie 'Mary and Max'

October 18, 2009
Source: New York Times

Mary and Max Trailer

I'm excited today to feature the newest official trailer (via New York Times) for Adam Elliot's Mary and Max, an incredibly unique and original stop animated film from Australia. You may remember hearing the name before, as this was the Opening Night film at Sundance this year (read my thoughts on it), where it gained a lot of acclaim, but never got picked up. The more I think back to it, the more I remember loving it. Watching this trailer again especially reminds me that it's one of those great indies that you've never seen anything like and probably won't see again. So without further ado, check out the Mary and Max trailer.

Watch the official trailer for Adam Elliot's Mary and Max:

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An amusing tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, Aus., and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York.

Mary and Max is both written and directed by Australian filmmaker Adam Elliot, of a few animated shorts previously including the Oscar winning Harvie Krumpet from 2003. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year as the Opening Night film. It never ended up getting a US distributor, so the Sundance Selects program has decided to start showing it On Demand right now if you'd like to watch this.

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Reader Feedback - 11 Comments


Interesting if not worryingly weird

Link1983 on Oct 18, 2009


Ha Ha. Looks Brilliant, I'm looking forward to seeing this. (I just wonder if it will be released here in the UK)!

ultim8 on Oct 18, 2009


look's intresting, Sociely weird but intresting cannot understand why no as picked the film up after Sundance hope that it get's a realease in the uk.

Cineprog on Oct 18, 2009


I really hope this gets at least a nomination at the Oscars.

Al on Oct 18, 2009


This looks absolutely delightful. This looks like a movie that could be watched over and over. I will definitely be watching for this, if not in the theater than on dvd.

Due on Maple Street on Oct 18, 2009


Wow, this looks ok i guess, not so wonderful it will be nominated at the oscars you know (sorry #4) it looks good i will probably see it in theaters.....

Justin on Oct 18, 2009


6# this probably will be nominated. Not just good, but mature and with a strong casting voice. I'm sold.

D. on Oct 19, 2009


When are you guys going to learn that it's called STOP MOTION ANIMATION not "STOP ANIMATION"?

matt on Oct 19, 2009


Freaking awesome, I love it. Plus does anyone know the song that plays at the beginning of the trailer and right at the end?

Sebatwani on Oct 19, 2009


Does anyone know of a U.S. dvd release date?

H.P. on Oct 20, 2009


Sorry I didn't see in the article that it had no U.S. distributor. I really hope this brilliant film is not overlooked.

H.P. on Oct 20, 2009

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