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Last year was filled with lots of fantastic animated films, but when the Oscar nominations come out, we’ll be very surprised if My Life as a Zucchini isn’t among them. Not many people outside of its native Switzerland have heard of it yet, but the stop-motion animated film will open in the U.S. next month, and you can see the first, achingly sad trailer here.


Directed by Claude Barras, the film is about a young boy who loses his mother and has to go to an orphanage. It’s already been nominated for the Best Animated Film Golden Globe (which went to Zootopia) and is eligible for multiple Academy Awards, including Best Animated Film, as well as Best Foreign Language film, as Switzerland chose this movie to represent their entire output in 2016. That’s pretty special.

Here’s the trailer:

When it’s released in the U.S., the English-language dub will feature the voices of Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Ellen Page, and Amy Sedaris. For a list of theaters and more, visit the official site.



Entertainment Reporter for io9/Gizmodo

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