Official US Teaser Trailer for Animated Film 'Phantom Boy' Set in NYC
"Terror in the city!" GKids has debuted an enjoyable teaser trailer for the animated film Phantom Boy, the latest from French filmmakers Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol, who previously made the Oscar-nominated animated film A Cat in Paris. Inspired by the classic gangster stories of the 40's and 50's, this film is about an 11-year-old hospitalized boy who has the ability to leave his physical body and float around the city. This teaser is more of an introduction, and I'm sure the next trailer will get into more of the actual story. The film features the voices of Edouard Baer, Jean-Pierre Marielle and Audrey Tautou. This actually looks damn good, charming but also an edge to it with the gangster story. Looking forward to this.
Here's the teaser trailer for Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol's Phantom Boy, from GKids' YouTube:
Leo has a secret. A mysterious illness has transformed him into a phantom boy, able to leave the confines of his body and explore the city as a ghostly apparition. While in the hospital, he befriends Alex, a New York City cop injured while attempting to capture a nefarious gangster who has taken control of the city’s power supply, throwing the metropolis into chaos. Now they must form an extraordinary duo, using Leo’s phantom powers and Alex’s detective work to foil the plot and save New York from destruction. Phantom Boy is directed by French filmmakers Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol (of A Cat in Paris), from a screenplay by Alain Gagnol. This first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year. GKids will release Felicioli & Gagnol's Phantom Boy in select US theaters starting July 15th this summer. Curious about this?