POSTERS

Preview: Toys in the Attic (2012)

Synopsis:

A stop-motion animated film about toys coming to life in the attic after children are finished playing with them.

  • Poster: B-

Review:

For what it is, this poster design is perfectly fitting. It's not very exciting or exemplary, but it should intrigue a handful of filmgoers.

  • Trailer: C

Review:

Admittedly, the animation style is interesting, but the story seems far too generic to be of special interest. The trailer also doesn't seem that interested in highlighting its voice cast, citing them by name, but not giving any sustained vocal work to help you easily identify them.

Oscar Prospects:

This is the style of animation that the Academy's Feature Animation branch loves to include in the year-end list to balance against the less art house-friendly fare that gets nominated by the bountiful membership coming out of the big houses like Pixar, Disney and DreamWorks.

Release Date:

  • September 7, 2012