EFM 2012: Details And First Stills From Esben Toft Jacobsen's BEYOND BEYOND

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
On Monday Twitch brought the first news from Beyond Beyond, the upcoming animated feature from The Great Bear director Esben Toft Jacobsen.

At the time all we had was the title and two pieces of concept art released as part of the project's involvement at the Cartoon Movie project market but with the film being presented at the EFM we can now follow that up with the first three actual stills from the film - added to the gallery with the concept art below - and story details.

Beyond Beyond
Beyond Beyond is a story about wanting the impossible. And it is a story about a little boy, not old enough to know the guidebook to life, picking a fight with the most powerful force. Learning about existence little by little.

Synopsis
Johan and his father have lived at sea for as long as Johan can remember. Or at least since he was three when his mother disappeared. Johan likes the ship. It has a greenhouse where they grow carrots, and it has fishing nets. Johan is good at diving and at mechanics, and helps his father re- pairing the ship. One day when Johans father go for provisions and Johan is left alone on the boat, he recieves a distress call on the radio with a clue to where his mother is.

The Universe
Beyond Beyond takes place in two universes: the world of the living and the world of the dead - The Kingdom of the Feather King. The world of the living looks like our world apart from being populated by rabbits instead of humans. They act as humans, live in houses, sail ships and have hu- man feelings. The Kingdom of the Feather King is an infinitely large place with infinite numbers of rabbits. As the story Beyond Beyond goes on The Kingdom of the Feather King changes from being a very sad place to be an amazing place to spend eternity. And this change is what Beyond Beyond is all about.
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