It’s “Bambi meets Apocalypse Now” in this provocative and strangely beautiful horror comedy from acclaimed filmmaker and illustrator Alberto Vazquez (Birdboy: The Forgotten Children), who uses its outrageous candy-colored premise to explore religious zealotry, the tortured legacies of military fascism, and the depths of the soul.
For ages, teddy bears have been locked in an ancestral war against their sworn enemy, the unicorns, with the promise that victory will complete the prophecy and usher in a new era. Aggressive, confident teddy bear Bluey and his sensitive, withdrawn brother Tubby could not be more different. As the rigors and humiliation of teddy bear bootcamp turn to the psychedelic horrors of a combat tour in the Magic Forest, their complicated history and increasingly strained relationship will come to determine the fate of the entire war.
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- 92 min
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- Release Date
- May 9, 2023
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- English, French
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An impulsive, volatile soldier who believes he is destined to kill the last unicorn.
Bluey’s compassionate brother, relentlessly teased by his squad mates.
The star recruit chosen to lead an expedition into enemy territory.
The hard-nosed drill instructor of Love Camp.
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