By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Dreamworks Animation
Flushed Away One-Sheet
Dreamworks has released the first official movie trailer for Flushed Away and holy rodent does it come jam packed with a ton of visuals.
Flushed Away Movie Trailer
Though I normally wouldn't let the visuals alone carry a film, the CG animation behind Flushed Away is so rich that it is nearly impossible to look away. Now add in the fact that the characters seem pretty cool -- including one sleek rat who winds up flushed down the toilet only to enter into a world that contrasts with his own -- and Dreamworks could have something here.
The one major issue that has been hurting animations this year is the lack of adult humor. The studios have to remember that it is the adults that bring the kids to see the movie. It is nice to have a film that favors the younger audiences, but be sure to draw laughs out of the chaffers as well.
With only a trailer, it is hard to tell which way the humor may be leaning in Flushed Away; but the preview was enough for me to at least mark my calendar.
From DreamWorks Animation and Aardman Features, the teams behind the worldwide hit Wallace & Gromit - The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, comes the computer-animated comedy Flushed Away. Blending Aardman's trademark style and characterizations with DreamWorks' state-of-the-art computer animation, Flushed Away is a madcap comedy set on and beneath the streets of London.
Roddy is a decidedly upper-crust "society rat" who makes his home in a posh Kensington flat, complete with two hamster butlers named Gilbert and Sullivan. When a common sewer rat named Syd comes spewing out of the sink and decides he's hit the jackpot, Roddy schemes to rid himself of the pest by luring him into the "whirlpool." Syd may be an ignorant slob, but he's no fool, so it is Roddy who winds up being flushed away into the bustling sewer world of Ratropolis. There Roddy meets Rita, an enterprising scavenger who works the sewers in her faithful boat, the Jammy Dodger. Roddy immediately wants out, or rather, up; Rita wants to be paid for her trouble; and, speaking of trouble, the villainous Toad-who royally despises all rodents-wants them iced.literally. The Toad dispatches his two hapless hench-rats, Spike and Whitey, to get the job done. When they fail, the Toad has no choice but to send to France for his cousin-that dreaded mercenary, Le Frog.
Check out multiple formats of the trailer for Flushed Away by going to the film's movie page.
Flushed Away comes to theatres on November 3rd, 2006.