Disney has taken on the task of bringing the Studio Ghibli filmography to a broad American audience with an English dub, but that still leaves so much foreign animation on the table that the young ones never get a chance to see. Consider In the Attic: Who Has a Birthday Today?, the Czech stop-motion film by Jiří Barta. We Americans have bestowed a billion dollars on a ceratin animated franchise about toys that come to life, so there is clearly a market. Hannover House has stepped up and recruited Forest Whitaker, Joan Cusack, Cary Elwes, Vivian Schilling, and more for an English-language limited release of the movie—now titled Toys in the Attic—on September 7.
It feels a bit wrong to hear Cusack vocally cheating on Toy Story, but I guarantee these will be some of the most interesting visuals you see all day. Watch the trailer after the jump.