Even Mice Belong in Heaven by Denisa Grimmová & Jan Bubeníček
- Category: Feature Animation
A stop-motion/3D animation feature film to watch. Even Mice Belong in Heaven.
Based on a novel by Iva Procházková, the pair of Denisa Grimmová & Jan Bubeníček adapt the novel of two mortal enemies, a mouse and a fox, to the big screen. The film is produced by Fresh Films & Hausboot (CZ), Les Films du Cygne (FR), Animoon (PL), Cinemart (SK) and Panache Productions (BE).
According to Grimmová (via an interview to Marian Evans) , the project came to her through her son, and It has a certain magic that is fragile, delicate, subtle. Grimmová is responsible for character design and artistic direction in general.. Jan Bubeníček is co-directing, and leads the post-production part of the film (including the music).
Alice Nellis (Mammas and Papas, Revival) scripts, along with Richard Malatinský (Dvojka), the 80-minute stop-motion/3D animation feature.
A film about two mortal enemies - a little mouse Whizzy and Whitebelly the fox, who after an unfortunate accident, meet in animal heaven. They lose their natural instincts and become best friends. Their wish to stay together after they return to earth comes true, but they are reborn into opposite roles. Thanks to the power of friendship they can even overcome what seems to be impossible - Film Synopsis
Watch the teaser:
The film was pitched at CARTOON Movie 2020, and has a Sneak Preview version at the Annecy Festival 2020. Charades is the sales agent for the film's international distribution.