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Cricket & Antoinette

Cvrčak i Mravica

Adventure, love, show-business... only smaller!

In spring, Ket, a guitar playing cricket, along with his band entertains the fun-loving bugs. Meanwhile, Antoinette, heiress of the anthill nearby, lives a boring, hard-working ant life without music, which is forbidden. Ket and Antoinette meet by accident and develop affection for each other. When Antoinette finds out that crickets cannot survive the winter, she tries to warn them, but they pay no attention to her. Once she displays her talent for singing, crickets show interest in her. But the villain Antheodor abducts Antoinette and imprisons her in the newly built annex on top of the anthill, forcing her to marry him, so he could rule the ants. Led by Ket and the runaway ant queen Antlisabeth, crickets save Antoinette from Antheodor, and also overthrow the old superstition that music tears walls apart. The band ends up playing in the anthill during winter, while ants begin to appreciate music, joy and fun.

Director’s statement
Cricket & Antoinette is a project based on an Aesop's fable and a poem by La Fontaine, envisioned as an animated feature film in 3D with musical elements for children aged 7 to 10 and their parents. The project vividly describes two completely different worlds – the world of ants in which order, discipline and hard work are highly treasured values, and the world of amusement and creativity in which carefree crickets live. Which way of living is the right one? Should one be disciplined and oriented to work or happy-go-lucky and not worrying about the future? Two main characters, cricKet and Antoinette, when brought together, accomplish to overcome those differences. The point introduced in the story is to combine work and fun, to be tolerant and open-minded! The film will be made in 3D computer graphics by using the latest techniques of modelling and texturing in order to achieve the atmosphere and visual richness as well as the originality of artistic style.

Director

Luka Rukavina


luka.rukavina@gmail.com
Producer

Dino Krpan


dino.krpan@diedra.hr

Country of production

Croatia

Target audience

Children 7-10 (leaning towards girls), Family audience

Animation Technique

3D (CGI)

Production company

Diedra

Co-production company

Zagreb film, Croatia

Looking for

Gap financing, postproduction, Sales

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