– by Joseph Jammer Medina

GKids has released the trailer for the gorgeously-animated film, Birdboy: The Forgotten Children.

Admittedly, I’m not too sure what to expect from this one. It looks to be a dark tale, though one that also looks to have an underlying message and relatability. Given that we’ve just been treated to the likes of Coco, I’m by no means complaining about the current state of animation, but a film like Birdboy looks to bring something wholly original to the medium that I look forward to checking out.

The official synopsis for Birdboy: The Forgotten Children is below:

“There is light and beauty, even in the darkest of worlds. Stranded on an island in a post-apocalyptic world, teenager Dinky and her friends hatch a dangerous plan to escape in the hope of finding a better life. Meanwhile, her old friend Birdboy has shut himself off from the world, pursued by the police and haunted by demon tormentors. But unbeknownst to anyone, he contains a secret inside him that could change the world forever.

“Based on a graphic novel and short film by co-director Alberto Vázquez and winner of the Goya Award for Best Animated Feature (where Vázquez won Best Animated Short Film in the same year), BIRDBOY: THE FORGOTTEN CHILDREN is a darkly comic, beautiful and haunting tale of coming of age in a world gone to ruin.”

What did you think of this new trailer? Sound off down below!

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children hits limited release on December 15, 2017, with a wide release coming in January.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.