Must Watch: Early Trailer for Claymation Mary and Max
This year's opening night film at Sundance was a claymation film called Mary and Max. The opening film always gets a good amount of early buzz, because every single member of the press usually sees it. I know I really enjoyed it and remember saying in my opening blog that the score (which you can hear in this), the animation, and the voices were the best parts. Thanks to Collider, we've got the first trailer for the film. This definitely isn't MPAA approved and contains some edgy language that probably won't show up in the official trailer. Speaking of which, Mary and Max never got picked up, so we don't know when it'll hit theaters.
Watch the first trailer for Mary and Max:
A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, 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 like Harvie Krumpet previously. The film was developed by Melodrama Pictures and Mel Gibson's Icon Entertainment. It first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival as the Opening Night film but didn't find a distributor at the fest. Mary and Max will most likely end up in theaters sometime in late 2009.