When we talk about animated features, we often think about family-friendly movies brought to us by Disney and Pixar, but now we're getting a look at something like we've never seen before. Loving Vincent is not only an animated biopic about painter Vincent Van Gogh, but it is also the first fully oil painted feature film.
Each of the 65,000 frames of this movie were hand painted by more than 125 artists over the course of six years. Loving Vincent stars Saoirse Ronan, Aidan Turner, Douglass Booth, Chris O’Dowd, and Helen McCrory.
Here is the synopsis:
LOVING VINCENT, the world’s first fully oil painted feature film, brings the artwork of Vincent van Gogh to life in an exploration of the complicated life and controversial death of one of history’s most celebrated artists. More than six years in the making with the help of 125 specially trained painters, LOVING VINCENT is a uniquely animated film composed of 65,000 painted frames. Drawn from meticulous research and inspired by van Gogh’s masterpieces, subjects, and 800 personal letters, LOVING VINCENT captures the world of van Gogh in a cinematic experience like no other.
Loving Vincent opens on September 22, 2017.