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My Life as a Zucchini

2017 Academy Award Nominee, Best Animated Feature

“Zucchini” is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age.

At first he struggles to find his place in this strange environment. But with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own.

From its debut in Director’s Fortnight at Cannes to winning audience awards at festivals around the world, this accomplished debut feature from director Claude Barras, based on a script from acclaimed writer/director Céline Sciamma (GirlhoodTomboy), was nominated for both an Academy Award® and Golden Globe Award® for Best Animated Feature.

Brought to life through memorable character designs and expressive stop-motion animation, the story soars with laughter, sorrow, and joy, and stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart.

Voices by Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Ellen Page, and Amy Sedaris.

"Magical is not an oversize word for this exquisite film."

Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

"As unexpectedly enchanting as its title is initially perplexing, "My Life as a Zucchini" is short but oh so satisfyingly bittersweet, an example of the kind of movie magic that's always hard to find."

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

"For the U.S. version, the French voice cast has been replaced by an English one. But no matter what language it's in, My Life as Zucchini never sacrifices what's true for what's trite. This is animation as an art form, inspiring and indelible."

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone