GKIDS announced release dates and debuted a new trailer for Unicorn Wars, the latest genre-bending animated feature for adults from Goya Award and Annecy Cristal-winning director Alberto Vásquez (Birdboy: The Forgotten Children). The technicolor horror-comedy described as “Bambi meets Apocalypse Now” will be released theatrically in select markets nationwide, and will also be available on demand from March 10.
Synopsis: For ages, teddy bears have been locked in an ancestral war against their sworn enemy, the unicorns, with the promise that victory will complete the prophecy and usher in a new era. Aggressive, confident teddy bear Bluet and his sensitive, withdrawn brother Tubby could not be more different. As the rigors and humiliation of teddy bear bootcamp turn to the psychedelic horrors of a combat tour in the Magic Forest, their complicated history and increasingly strained relationship will come to determine the fate of the entire war.
Vázquez is the director, writer and art director of Unicorn Wars, which is executive produced by Chelo Loureiro, Iván Miñambres and Nicolas Schmerkin with music by Joseba Beristain. The film is produced by Abano Producións, Uniko, Unicorn Wars Aie (Spain), Autour de Minuit and Schmuby Productions (France), in the Spanish language.
Featured in competition at the 2022 Annecy International Animation Film Festival and an official selection at BFI London, Animation is Film and Fantastic Fest, Unicorn Wars marks the next collaboration between GKIDS and Vázquez, following the studio’s local distribution of the Goya-winning feature Birdboy: The Forgotten Children and short film Decorado.