Satoshi Kon, the director behind such surreal animated films as Paprika and Perfect Blue is taking a crack at child-friendly fare with his all-robot road movie The Dream Machine. The film's first images highlight Kon's strange and lovely robotic creations.
The plot of The Dream Machine has yet to be revealed (at least in English), but Kon gave his overview on the film last year in an interview with Anime News Network:
The title will be Yume Miru Kikai. In English, it will be The Dream Machine. On the surface, it's going to be a fantasy-adventure targeted at younger audiences. However, it will also be a film that people who have seen our films up to this point will be able to enjoy. So it will be an adventure that even older audiences can appreciate. There will be no human characters in the film; only robots. It'll be like a "road movie" for robots.
The official site for the movie has launched, bringing with it the first images of Kon's enigmatic robots, Robin and Rurico.