“Selkirk, the real Robinson Crusoe” a stop motion film portraying the mis-adventures of Selkirk who’s selfish nature gets him marooned on a deserted island where he must abandon his desire for revenge or else parish to the elements.
This feature film made in a group effort between the countries Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay , with the filming conduction in Uruguay, is set for a February 2012 release in those three countries. The film will be distributed by Buena Vista International (A Disney Company) with show dates yet to be announced.
The award winning Director Walter Tournier has set out to make a magical film using the stop motion as his medium. You can find him talking about the film in Spanish (No English version is available sorry) below:
There’s also a trailer for the film which looks great. All the animation seems very smooth and definitely has that “cartoon” feel to it. It’s exciting to see a film get released from Uruguay since we rarely see many films outside of the main stream that are also produced in smaller countries. It’s proof that art comes from artists and location doesn’t matter. You can checkout the trailer to the film below:
There’s some great behind the scenes photo’s as well and you can check them out at the official Selkrik website: http://www.selkirklapelicula.com/en/