Shout! Factory debutes the U.S. trailer for ‘Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart,’ arriving in select theaters in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Scottsdale, Denver, Atlanta, Detroit, Miami, Houston, Orlando and Tampa beginning September 24, 2014.
Shout! Factory has debuted the U.S. trailer for Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart, arriving in select theaters in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Scottsdale, Denver, Atlanta, Detroit, Miami, Houston, Orlando and Tampa beginning September 24, 2014.
This fall, step inside the imaginative story book world of the highly popular French novel La Mécanique du Cœur (The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart) and beguiled by the wildly inventive adventures of Jack and Miss Acacia as they leap from page to the screen. A film directed by Mathias Malzieu and Stéphane Berla and produced by Virginie Besson-Silla, EuropaCorp, Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart is a visually opulent animated fairy tale set in an exciting period full of fabulous inventions, enchanting music and marvelous adventures. This superbly animated movie brings to life a unique tale of love and the acceptance of others through an awe-inspiring cinematic adventure filled with whimsical characters, stunning CG animation and unforgettable musical numbers. The film is set in the late 19th century Edinburgh, where little Jack is born on a day so cold that his heart remains frozen. Madeleine the midwife saves his life by inserting a cuckoo clock in place of his defective heart. It will work, she warns him, as long as Jack observes three golden rules. First of all, he must never touch the hands of the clock. Secondly, he must control his anger. And last, but certainly not least, he must never, ever fall in love.
Adapted by Mathias Malzieu from his own bestselling novel and the gold-selling album by his band Dionysos, Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart features a English-language voice cast of Orlando Seale (Pride and Prejudice), Samantha Barks (Les Misérables), Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones), Stéphane Cornicard (Saving Private Ryan) and Richard Ridings (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Who Framed Roger Rabbit).
Source: Shout! Factory
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.