The first trailer for Sylvain Chomet's film The Illusionist was released today, and the animation in it looks absolutely beautiful. This is a Russian trailer, but it doesn't really matter because there is no dialogue spoken in it, just a nice musical score with some amazing looking visuals that give you a good idea what this movie is about.
The film is based upon a script by Jacque Tati, and according to the official synopsis this is the “story of a dying breed of stage entertainer whose thunder is being stolen by emerging rock stars. Forced to accept increasingly obscure assignments in fringe theaters, garden parties and bars, he meets a young fan who changes his life forever”.
Chomet directed another great animated film called The Triplets of Belleville. This is an extremely talented artist that puts a lot of heart, detail, and imagination into his craft. Check out the trailer for The Illusionist below and let us know what ya think!