"Why can't you just be satisfied with painting pretty things?" Blue Fox Entertainment has revealed the first official trailer for a stop-motion animation creation called The Inventor, co-directed by Jim Capobianco & Pierre-Luc Granjon. This just premiered at the 2023 Annecy Film Festival, and reviews say it invokes the "Rankin/Bass animation that came before." The insatiably curious, headstrong inventor / artist Leonardo da Vinci leaves Italy to join the French court where he can freely experiment, invent flying contraptions & incredible machines, and study the human body. Joined on his adventure by Princess Marguerite, Leonardo attempts to uncover the answer to the ultimate question: "What is the meaning of life?" Starring the voices of Stephen Fry as Da Vinci, Daisy Ridley, Marion Cotillard, Gauthier Battoue, and Matt Berry. The stop-motion adventure looks like a whimsical, mainly-for-kids story about imagination and the freedom to think. It's a passion project, utilizing 2D animation & stop-motion to tell this delightfully uplifting story.

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