Trailer for 'Loving Vincent' Offers a Peek at a Movie Animated From Oil Paintings

Rebecca OConnell

Despite not making its £75,000 Kickstarter goal, an ambitious movie called Loving Vincent is slowly progressing forward. The film promises to be the world's first fully painted feature film using real oil paintings as animation slides, Colossal reports. The movie will show 12 oil paintings per second—and so far, the team has enlisted the help of over 100 painters to make it happen.

The film is produced by studios BreakThru Films and Trademark Films, and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman. It follows the life of Vincent van Gogh using 800 of his personal letters as a source. The paintings will use van Gogh's signature style and will feature over 120 of the artist's famous pieces.

Take a look at the first official trailer above, and for more updates, you can follow the progress on their website.

[h/t Colossal]

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