Originally published at: “UNICORN WARS” -
NEW YORK (January 13, 2023) – GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announced today it will release UNICORN WARS, the latest genre-bending animated feature for adults from Goya and Annecy Cristal-winning director Alberto Vásquez (Birdboy: The Forgotten Children) starting March 10, 2023. The technicolor feature will be released theatrically in select markets nationwide and available on demand from March 10, 2023.
The technicolor horror-comedy featured in competition at the 2022 Annecy International Animation Film Festival and was an official selection at BFI London, and Animation is Film and Fantastic Fest. UNICORN WARS marks the next collaboration between GKIDS and Alberto Vázquez, following GKIDS’ local distribution of the Goya Award-winning feature Birdboy: The Forgotten Children and the short film Decorado.
DIRECTOR/WRITER/ART DIRECTOR: Alberto Vázquez
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Chelo Loureiro, Iván Miñambres, Nicolas Schmerkin
MUSIC: Joseba Beristain
EDITING: Iñigo Gómez, Estanis Bañuelos
STUDIO: Abano; Autour De Minuit; Schmuby; Unicorn Wars Aie; Uniko
RUNNING TIME: 92 minutes
Synopsis: It’s Bambi meets Apocalypse Now in this provocative and strangely beautiful horror comedy from acclaimed filmmaker and illustrator Alberto Vazquez (Birdboy: The Forgotten Children), who uses its outrageous candy-colored premise to explore religious zealotry, the tortured legacies of military fascism, and the depths of the soul.
For ages, teddy bears have been locked in an ancestral war against their sworn enemy, the unicorns, with the promise that victory will complete the prophecy and usher in a new era. Aggressive, confident teddy bear Bluet and his sensitive, withdrawn brother Tubby could not be more different. As the rigors and humiliation of teddy bear bootcamp turn to the psychedelic horrors of a combat tour in the Magic Forest, their complicated history and increasingly strained relationship will determine the fate of the entire war.