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Exclusive: Watch The Teaser For ‘Perlimps,’ The New Feature From Oscar-Nominated Director Alê Abreu

Back in 2016, Brazilian director Alê Abreu received a surprising, though highly deserved, Oscar-nomination for his debut feature Boy and the World (O Menino e o Mundo). Released by GKIDS in North America, the film earned scores of festival awards, as well as the first-ever Annie Award for Best Independent Animated Feature. Boy and the World also remains the first and so far only film animated feature produced in Latin America nominated for an Academy Award.
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Teaser Trailer for Brazilian Director Alê Abreu's New Film 'Perlimps'

Time to meet Claé and Bruô. An early promo teaser trailer has debuted as a first look at the new animated film from the acclaimed Brazilian filmmaker Alê Abreu. You may recognize his name as he's the filmmaker behind the Oscar-nominated, outstanding, beloved animated film The Boy and the World (which was in my Top 10 of 2015). His new film is called Perlimps, another vibrant tale, this time about two "secret agents working for enemy kingdoms" named Claé and Bruô. "Lost in the Enchanted Forest, amid forgotten ruins, pyramids, gas mountains and floating-rock deserts, they discover they have the same mission: to save the Perlimps from the terrible Giants that have surrounded the forest." Sounds a bit like a Ghibli film. The first look was revealed by Cartoon Brew, where they have some additional photos and quotes from Abreu ahead of its Annecy Film Festival unveiling. This teaser doesn't have any footage of these two main characters yet, but you can see them in the images below. It's just nice to get a fresh first look at this new animation project.