Soaring in the tailwind of its Tribeca Film Festival premiere last month, the star-studded VR animation Paper Birds Pt. 1 arrives Thursday, July 8 for a wider audience to enjoy exclusively on Oculus Quest and Quest 2.
Paper Birds Pt. 1 & 2 tells the story of Toto (voiced by Jojo Rabbit star Archie Yates), a short-sighted child with an exceptional talent for music. With guidance from his grandparents Robert (Edward Norton), a highly respected musician devoted to his music above all else, and Elsa (Joss Stone), who set aside her dreams of being an artist to care for her family, Toto must find his way through the world of darkness to bring back his sister, taken away by mysterious shadows. He’ll use the depth of music to open portals to the invisible world. And when he confronts the shadows, they’ll reveal their deeper purpose.
The films are the latest virtual reality immersive experience from acclaimed, award-winning animation companies 3DAR (Lil Dicky: Earth, Gloomy Eyes) and Baobab Studios (Baba Yaga, Crow: The Legend). The half-hour experience is directed by German Heller and Federico Carlini, written by Heller and features art by Erica Villar.
Users who pick up Part 1 now will have access to Part 2 when it launches. Purchase Paper Birds in the Oculus.com store.