First Trailer for Horror Amusement Park Animated Film 'Zombillenium'

May 22, 2017
Source: YouTube

Zombillenium Trailer

"You've seen too much." Check out the first official English-language trailer for a cool French animated film titled Zombillenium, about a horror amusement park run by monsters. The film is actually playing at the Cannes Film Festival this month, which is a good sign this might be worth catching. Directed by Arthur de Pins & Alexis Ducord, the story is about a father who decides to work at the Zombillenium in order to make his daughter happy. The theme park is secretly run by zombies, vampires, werewolves and other monsters. It's based on a series of comic books written by Arthur de Pin. I really like the animation style in this, and it seems like a fun, funky story. It might be perfect for an October release for Halloween, but nothing is set yet.

Here's the first trailer (+ poster) for Arthur de Pins & Alexis Ducord's Zombillenium, from ScreenDaily:

Zombillenium Poster

Zombillenium Poster

Nobody knows, but the Zombillenium theme park happens to be full of real monsters! When a human, Hector, threatens to disclose the true identity of the park's employees, the vampire park manager has no other choice but to hire him. Hector must escape from his zombie and werewolf co-workers to see his daughter or risk ending up as the park's prize attraction. Zombillenium is both written and directed by French filmmakers Arthur de Pins (of The Crab Revolution, GĂ©raldine) & Alexis Ducord (of Cracks), collaborating for their first time together. It's based on the book by Arthur de Pins. This is premiering at the 2017 Annecy Animated Film Festival, and also ACID in Cannes this year. De Pins & Ducord's Zombillenium will open in theaters in France this October, but still doesn't have any US release date yet. Thoughts on this?

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This kind of CG animation style is incredibly irritating for me to watch. I think there have been quite a few recent kids shows done this way. It just comes off as being "fake" in the worst possible way.

DAVIDPD on May 22, 2017


the style is actually a form of 3d rendering called "toon shading". It gives 3d images the appearance of being flat and colored like traditional 2d hand drawn animation. This films toon shading is actually done really well, it gives it a more graphic look allowing its stylization to really stand out.

Bitmap'd on May 22, 2017


Yeah, it just looks weird and off-putting to me. I completely realize it is a form of art though and do not expect others to agree with me.

DAVIDPD on May 22, 2017


nobody agrees with you

CyraNOSE on May 23, 2017


LOL. I agree with you, brother.

DAVIDPD on May 23, 2017


Eh, I agree with you.

Cincinasty on May 23, 2017


I also might not agree with you, but I like you and your posts here ...

shiboleth on May 23, 2017


I think it's also known as cel shaded animation. There's a few video games I've played that had this style: XIII and Viewtiful Joe if I remember correctly.

THE_RAW_ on May 22, 2017


yep, you're correct. cel shading is another name for the rendering. A lot of recent anime do an awesome job at mimicking 2d styled shading while in 3d as well. Sometimes its almost hard to tell if its in 3d until you see it in motion.

Bitmap'd on May 22, 2017


And borderlands. ;D

tarek on May 22, 2017


Oh right! Haven't played it (I know, I know) but definitely cel shaded.

THE_RAW_ on May 23, 2017


Graphics and animation look nice. I don't know if I will like the story though.

tarek on May 22, 2017


I got that same feel, visually looks good, and the concept of the story in a way seems interesting, but the direction they are taking it doesn't seem like it will appeal to me.

Justin R on May 22, 2017


Love the style of the cel shaded animation, however the music in this trailer was TERRIBLE and the plot is kind of dumb. I feel like Hotel Transylvania already scratched this itch...

THE_RAW_ on May 22, 2017


Might be worth of attention for me. Yeah, it's awkward but I think I can relate to or, at least, follow the story. Also, that witch seems to be lovely. And why is everybody complaining about visuals, they are really good ...

shiboleth on May 23, 2017


Is that suppose to be The Rock?? And who's the goth chick with the big nose? I like her!

CyraNOSE on May 23, 2017

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