We R Animals

I must admit, I know almost nothing about We R Animals. Actually… a few minutes ago, I literally knew nothing about the project or it’s existence. What a difference a few minutes makes… This could now be one of my most anticipated films in development. Seriously…

Found via Twitch, We R Animals is the debut feature from Thobias Hoffmen. The English-language feature film is being produced in Sweden, and hopes to go into production in 2011. They recently shot some test footage to demonstrate the concept to potential investors the producers, which is where these production photos came from. The film is an outrageous R-rated story animated using animatronic puppets (ala Peter Jackson’s Meet The Feebles). Hit the jump to find out more about the story and to see some more production photos.

The director says on FilmStar:

Most characters in the movie will be played by hand puppets, with animatronic faces. The same kind of dolls that were used out to include Gremlins and Labyrinth. The only characters who are not puppets are people in the film, but you can count on one hand. The style of the movie, I would best describe with the words “a live-action version of a cartoon world.” A bit like an adaptation of a graphic novel. It is our world, yet not. As a living painting by CM Coolidge, which is drawing everything to a head.

Official Plot Synopsis:

Snow White the rabbit is stuck in a sadistic man’s pet store, she craves for love but nobody wants to take her home. But one day the animals wreck havoc and they all escape, including Snow White. She gets lost with her newfound freedom and almost dies, until the nice old lady Alice saves her. Snow White would’ve had a bright future if not for Alice’s jealous and vindictive dogs, who call on their friend Flash, a shady and devious pimp cat. Together they plan to transform Alice’s apartment into a brothel for animals, and force Snow White and even the human Alice into prostitution.

We R Animals is a comic adventure, filled with drug using cats, horny dogs, cat-ninja assassins, vampire bats, cruelty and magic. In essence We R Animals is a love story told with warmth, where sometimes the laughter sits in the throat and forces us to question the morals and views of both animals and man.

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