Blue Fox Entertainment today announced that moviegoers will have to wait just a bit longer to check out the stop-motion Leonardo da Vinci movie, The Inventor. Written and directed by Jim Capobianco (Oscar-winning screenwriter of Pixar’s Ratatouille) alongside director Pierre-Luc Granjon, the Annecy-selected film will now open nationwide on September 15. A new official poster was also debuted today.

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As previously announced, the film features the voices of Stephen Fry as Leonardo da Vinci, Daisy Ridley as Princess Marguerite de Navarre, Marion Cotillard as Louise de Savoy, Gauthier Battoue as King Francis I and Matt Berry as Pope Leo X.

Synopsis: The insatiably curious and headstrong inventor/artist Leonardo da Vinci leaves Italy to join the French court where he can freely experiment, invent flying contraptions and incredible machines, and study the human body. Joined in his adventure by the audacious Princess Marguerite, Leonardo attempts to uncover the answer to the ultimate question: “What is the meaning of life?”

Producers are Capobianco, Martin Metz, Adrian Politowski, Robert Rippberger and Ilan Urroz. Executive producers are Don Hahn, Nadia Khamlichi, Nessa McGill and Sierra Garcia. The creative team also includes director of photography Marijke van Kets and composer Alex Mandel. The film’s 2D animated segments were overseen by Hefang Wei and François-Marc Baillet.

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