Boy and the World (2015)

Boy and the World was released on DVD on July 5, 2016
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Cuca lives a life of quiet wonder, exploring all that the countryside has to offer. But his cozy life is shattered when his father leaves for the city, prompting him to embark on a quest to reunite his family. The young boy’s journey unfolds like a tapestry, the animation taking on greater complexity and variety as his small world expands. Simple line drawings of the village give way to broad brushstrokes forming giant bushels of cotton lining country roads and sweeps of pastel churned into roaring waves. Approaching the city, industrial landscapes are inhabited by animal-machines, whirling carnival colors and exploding fireworks fill the sky above decoupage favelas, while flashing neon advertisements and garish shop windows illuminate the night.

Entirely wordless, the narrative describes a clash between poor and rich, countryside and city, indigenous and imperial, handcrafted and mechanized – and throughout the tumult, the heart and soul of the people beats on as a song. Accompanying the stunning visuals is a rich soundscape of pan-flute, samba, and Brazilian hip-hop, creating the powerful visceral experience of a passage through life.

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7.6 95% User Reviews (1)


US DVD Release Date July 5, 2016
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
Australia DVD Release Date AU - Not announced

In Theaters:

Complete Movie Details

Run time 80 min
Theater Release Date December 11, 2015
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date July 5, 2016
Directed by Ale Abreu
Studio Gkids
MPAA PG (Rated PG for thematic material and images)
Gross $129,479
Genre(s) Adventure, Animation, Children, Family & Kids
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1 Visitor Review for Boy and the World

  1. Stephen says:

    Simple graphics but beautifully done. The story of a boy trying to reunite with his father is touching. This movie is the perfect example that you don’t need millions to make a good family movie. Much better than most blockbusters released this year… Very creative film, highly recommended. A+ film in my honest opinion.

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