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Saturday, December 13, 2008


Big-budget CGI delivered with an indie sensibility: Meet the Delgo directors

While clicking my way through one of the more reliable movie news sites, I caught a look at something called "Delgo". Hmm, wassat? A new adventure-type epic thingie? Why had I never heard of this one before? Wait a sec...this is a full-length CG adventure? Produced by an indie company? Hmmm, now this looks like something worth looking into...

So I spent some time at Delgo's official site, watching the trailer, clicking through the artwork, and being generally very impressed with the vibe of the whole project. (I was particularly intrigued by the expansive supporting cast, which boasts names as varied as Jennifer Love Hewitt, Anne Bancroft, Chris Kattan, Val Kilmer, Eric Idle, Burt Reynolds and Malcolm McDowell!) So I dropped an email to the fine folks at Atlanta's Fathom Studios, basically demanding to know the story behind Delgo.

And while it dawned on me that perhaps I was helping to "hype" a movie I haven't even seen yet (something I try never to do), there's just something about an independently financed CG feature that seems worthy of our attention. If Pixar Animation Studios deserves all the praise it's ever earned (and YES, it does), then it's only fair to offer a little spotlight to the new kid on the block, if only to level the playing field just a little bit.

In between numerous exchanges with Fathom email wrangler Jennifer Jones (a lovely lady if ever there was one) I was able to squeeze a good dose of Delgo data out of co-directors Jason Maurer and Marc Adler.

Can you describe the plot in a way that will make potential moviegoers say "Hmmm, cool."? I asked.

JASON: Delgo is an animated feature combining magic, adventure, humor and romance. The story is a fantasy adventure about two divided civilizations that are brought together through an outlawed romance and the heroics of some unlikely friends. It's got a lot of heart and a lot of action. At it's core, it's the story of young people trying to figure out who they are and what they want their world to become.


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