The 100% Certified Fresh, stop-motion animated title from GKIDS has also been nominated for Academy and Golden Globe Awards.
After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. He struggles to find his place in this strange and hostile environment, but with the help of his newfound friends, Zucchini learns to trust and love as he searches for a new family of his own.
The film from director Claude Barras, and based on a script from acclaimed writer/director Céline Sciamma (Girlhood, Tomboy), debuted in Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes. The film has been nominated for both an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature. Brought to life by its memorable character designs and expressive stop-motion animation, the story has laughter, sorrow, and joy, and stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart.
The film is rated PG-13 and recommended for kids ages 11 and up. A new English language version of the film starring Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Ellen Page and Amy Sedaris premiered at Sundance 2017.