Selkirk, an unruly, selfish pirate, is the sailing master of the Esperanza, an English galley sailing the South Seas in search of treasures. When Captain Bullock, decides to abandon him on ...
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Selkirk, an unruly, selfish pirate, is the sailing master of the Esperanza, an English galley sailing the South Seas in search of treasures. When Captain Bullock, decides to abandon him on an uninhabited island, he discovers a new outlook on the world and learns to survive alone, becoming the real Robinson Crusoe.
Each character was a figure of between 20 and 30 centimeters in height, of metallic internal structure and covered in silicon. A total of 10 animators were needed and divided into two shifts, to obtain (based on the rule of 24 frames per second) an average of between 15 and 20 seconds of film per day. See more »
This is the first Uruguayan animation movie ever. There have been some shorts before (many from Walter Tournier), but this is the first long one, made with the "Stop Motion" technique (the same as used in "Corpse Bride" for example). The story is about an adventurer (Selkirk), who has a treasure map, but needs a ship to make the trip. Finally he manages to find one. During the trip there are many troubles (as it's an adventure film), that finally deliver him alone into a remote island, where he has to live all by his way. The story is nice, specially for kids. Maybe, if you're used to Hollywood's animation films, you'll miss the "classics" as the love scenes or some adult jokes... But as the director said, it's a film developed 100% thinking in kids, and for example, a relation between Selkirk and the only girl there, is just a man-woman friendship relation. Nothing else will happen, so don't expect it. In few words, it's a good movie made by a great working team (with a VERY reduced budget). You can take your kids, to enjoy a nice adventure, and also, you can delight yourself with the magic stop-motion delivers... and always have in mind, that it was made by a very small team of craft-men and women, from a very small country called Uruguay!
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