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9 animated trailer

12.24.2008

In 2005 Shane Acker premiered his 10-minute animated short 9 at the Sundance Film Festival. That same year he and his short were nominated for an Academy Award. That kind of publicity brought him some impressive fans like directors Tim Burton and Timur Bekmembatov (WANTED). With their help, Acker was able to get a feature-length film based of 9 into production. The film, which will be released by Focus Features on 9-9-09, features the voices of Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly, John C. Reilly and Martin Landau. I will say no more other than to say you need to see this trailer (either below or at Apple's page in HD) and the original short film, which I've also included. Love live independent animated cinema!


The 9 teaser trailer


The original Oscar-nominated short film "9"

Extra Tidbit: Acker has Masters degrees in both Architecture and Animation.
Source: Apple

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