Worth Watching - Feb 19: Battle for Terra Trailer
It's very rare that we ever see independently developed animated movies (that aren't terrible). Battle for Terra, originally called just Terra, is one of them that deserves plenty of praise for both its great story and fantastic animation. Yet it has been mishandled ever since it debuted at the Toronto Film Festival way, way back in 2007 (that's where I first saw it). The first trailer has finally hit the web today, courtesy of AOL, and it's worth checking out. Above anything else, I hope everyone notices how oddly similar the story is to Sony's Planet 51. Is it a coincidence that Planet 51 was made after Terra first debuted? I think not!
Watch the trailer for Battle for Terra:
Battle for Terra is directed by Canadian filmmaker Aristomenis Tsirbas, also known as Meni Tsirbas, who has worked in the visual effects industry for years and made his feature directorial debut with Battle for Terra. The screenplay was co-written by Tsirbas and writing partner Evan Spiliotopoulos, a Disney story consultant and screenwriter. Tsirbas' MeniThings was the company that did all of the animation work. After debuting at the Toronto Film Festival back in 2007, this was eventually picked up by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions. Battle for Terra arrives in limited theaters starting on May 1st this summer.