Check out this trailer for Pompo the Cinephile

As much as I love the 3D animated offerings from Pixar, Dreamworks, and Warner Brothers Animation, I can never let down the torch I carry for traditional 2D animation. It’s a shame that most studios in America have decided to treat hand-drawn 2D animation like a relic of a bygone era. If anything, most studios see hand-drawn art primarily as a vehicle for character design, and that’s about it.

To sate my craving for stellar 2D animation, I’ve become a fan of the distribution house known as Gkids. Last year, Gkids became the talk of the town with the visually stunning film Belle racking up mounds of critical attention and box office success. If the trailer linked above is any indication, Gkids could have another hit on their hands with the charming and eccentric Pompo the movie buff. The clean and fascinating animation shown in the trailer has practically guaranteed my attendance on opening day.

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