The first official poster for DreamWorks Aninmation’s Me And My Shadow was posted on the film’s Facebook page today. Though it doesn’t offer up a whole lot, it does give us a first glance at how the unique film, which combines CG animation with traditional 2D hand-drawn animation, will look.
Granted, we don’t really see much, but the cheerful look of the poster combined with the story it tells, has certainly piqued my interest.
If you’re unfamiliar with the film, you can check out the plot summary below:
Me & My Shadow reveals the once secret world of shadows and their human counterparts. Stan, our hero’s shadow, yearns for a more exciting life but happens to be stuck with Stanley Grubb, a timid guy with an extreme aversion to adventure. When a crime in the shadow world puts both of their lives in danger, Stan is forced to take control of Stanley. They go on a madcap adventure to investigate the crime and stop the shadow villain from leading a rebellion where shadows take over the human world. During this adventure, Stan empowers Stanley to let go of his fears and embrace life. Through their adventure, they both learn that one cannot be whole without a true friend.
Allessandro Carloni, who worked on How to Train Your Dragon, will make his directorial debut with Me And My Shadow and the voice cast boasts names like Josh Gad, Bill Hader and Kate Hudson.
Considering that How To Train Your Dragon was one of the most enjoyable animated films of the last few years, if Me And My Shadow can emulate any of its success, it will certainly be worth watching and may even go on to become another animated classic. As of now, I have high hopes for this one.
The film is set to hit theaters March 14, 2014, check out the poster below and then let us know what you think.