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Exclusive Clip: Anca Damian on ‘Marona’s’ Fantastic Style

Marona's Fantastic Tale
Marona's Fantastic Tale

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Exclusive Clip: Anca Damian on ‘Marona’s’ Fantastic Style

The artistically inventive, critically acclaimed animated feature Marona’s Fantastic Tale will be available for adoption on disc and digital November 10, bringing a novelly conceived take on a sweet pup’s saga home at last. The physical release is available for pre-order at

Releasing partners GKIDS and Shout! Factory have let Animag get our paws on an exclusive clip from one of the behind-the-scenes featurettes. In it, the brilliant Romanian director Anca Damian (Crulic – The Path to Beyond, The Call) explains how the film’s vibrant, shifting imagery fuels the heartfelt story.

“I believe animation is a language that really allows you to use space, colors,” the multi-award-winning director explains. “You can create anything that is telling the story in the best way possible.”

Available on Blu-ray + DVD and digital with both the French version (with subtitles) and English-language version, Marona’s Fantastic Tale is the poetic and life-affirming story of Marona, an optimistic stray dog who looks back on the human companions she has loved throughout her life. Born the last in the litter, little Marona’s adventures take her through a series of names and owners ­– a colorful acrobat, a sensitive construction worker, and a little girl – with dazzling style, pushing animation in bold new directions. But through all of her ups and downs, Marona’s Fantastic Tale is told with the patient, boundless love of a dog, reminding us that happiness is a small thing.

In addition to Damian, the talented artists behind Marona’s Fantastic Tale include character designer Brecht Evens, an award-winning Belgian cartoonist and Eisner Award nominee, known for his bright, stylized art; and background artists Gine Thorstensen from Norway and Sarah Mazetti from Italy. This international creative team brought together the film’s unique graphic style, creating a visceral viewing experience.

An Annecy Official Selection in 2019, and winner of the 2019 Special Jury Prize at Animation Is Film festival, Marona’s Fantastic Tale is a warm and uniquely crafted adventure. The film had a virtual cinema release this summer, with further theatrical engagements planned for this fall as theaters re-open.

Bonus Features:

  • Interview with Director Anca Damian
  • Q&A at Animation Is Film Festival
  • Art Gallery
  • Trailers

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