Animation Breakdown presents Twice Upon A Time (4/28, 8:00pm)

This is the stuff of legend: endlessly bootlegged and traded amongst astonished animators since its tragically limited original release, Twice Upon A Time now comes to the screen in 35mm, for the first time in three decades! The towering, feature-length achievement in the “Lumage” stop-motion process, this lighthearted triumph of eye-popping visual design is ESSENTIAL viewing for Yellow Submarine diehards, Allegro Non Troppo ‘toonheads, animation aficionados of all colors, and quirk-tastic kids of all ages. After animating for Sesame Street, filmmaker John Korty perfected “Lumage”: the coloring, collaging and lighting of translucent fabric characters. Co-directed by fellow animation auteur Charles Swenson (Dirty Duck) and assembled by a small army of dedicated craftsmen (including David Fincher, Ratatouille’s Harley Jessup and The Nightmare Before Christmas’s Henry Selick), this timeless tale of sweet dreams and nightmares finds our heroes attempting to re-calibrate the cosmic clock and restore the flow of time. Join us as we rekindle the luminous, all-natural glow of Twice Upon A Time, finally giving Synonamess Botch, Scuzzbopper and Ibor the Video Gorilla their deserved place on the silver screen.
Dir. John Korty & Charles Swenson, 1983, 35mm, 75 min.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “Twice Upon A Time”!