Whatever happened to the creatures that missed Noah‘s ark? This German, Luxembourg, Ireland and Belgium co-production attempts to answer that question in an animated feature being released in Europe this summer.
Directed by Toby Genkel and Sean McCormack at Ulysses Filmproduktion in Hamburg – no US theatrical release is planned at the moment (though Entertainment One (eOne) has picked up all rights for the US, Canada, as well as UK/ROI and Australia/NZ) – but as we have seen before, it’s not impossible to see this film qualified late next year for Oscar consideration. Here’s a first look:
Synopsis: It’s the end of the world. A flood is coming. Luckily for Dave and his son Finny, a couple of clumsy Nestrians, an Ark has been built to save all animals. But as it turns out, Nestrians aren’t allowed. Sneaking on board with the involuntary help of Hazel and her daughter Leah, two Grymps, they think they’re safe. Until the curious kids fall off the Ark. Now Finny and Leah struggle to survive the flood and hungry predators and attempt to reach the top of a mountain, while Dave and Hazel must put aside their differences, turn the Ark around and save their kids. It’s definitely not going to be smooth sailing.