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The Absurd, Surreal, Metaphysical and Fractured Destiny of Cerebus the Aardvark
Cerebus Film Reviews, Articles and Interviews:
"Animation World Network" article on our film
"Film Threat" Cerebus film review (8.5/10): "...the animation on Cerebus is excellent, making the character stand out starkly against the backgrounds, just like in the comics. Also, the camera angles are great, as is the lighting." "The script and general vibe are slavishly faithful to the comic books. I can’t imagine the godawful changes a more commercial production would have imposed on the adaptation. The Elrod sequence, in particular, is a showstopper" "I have already watched the film three times. I plan to watch it several more" "...movies don’t get much more independent than this"
"Another Millennial Reviewer" Cerebus film review (5/5):
"This film struck a chord with me. There was just something about it I really enjoyed. The thing I perhaps enjoyed most of all was the wonderful absurdist elements that both made me laugh but were also quite deep and introspective at times, this film really goes places.
In that vein I thought the writing was clever and really helped the film to excel. The runtime flew by and by the end of it you are asking for more, if only more films could be paced liked this. The characters all felt fully realised and rounded, you ended up caring about each of them and becoming somewhat lost in the world.
The animation was beautiful and really highlighted what can be achieved on a budget. I thought the animation had way more personality than a lot of the samey looking animated films that come out, and that brought with it a lot of charm. I think the animators of this film deserve a pat on the back, they did top notch work.
Overall, a magnificent film"
"Another Millennial Reviewer" interview
"UK Film Review" (4/5):
Immersion is an area that Cerebus the Aardvark gets so, so right. The animation style is incredibly distinct. While it’s rough around the edges and very obviously made on a tight budget, it’s full of character, allowing it to stand out from the crowd. There are some great visuals here, too: close, intimate shots and sweeping scenic shots that give us the feeling of being transported to another time and place; Simonsen is a master of worldbuilding. The black and white scenes, in particular, are absolutely stunning to behold and also serve to hide the animation’s imperfections.
Overall, I really enjoyed my time in the world of Cerebus the Aardvark. It’s not perfect by any means, and it’s significantly held back by budgetary constraints. But Simonsen has shown himself to be a talented director. I’d love to see him do a sequel. I’d especially like to see him given a bigger budget to work with; I can only imagine what such a visionary could achieve.
B&S About Movies:
"Before the black and white comics explosion, I discovered Cerebus"" You’ll be quite surprised how great this looks and moves" "This is an incredible effort" "I consider it a success." "I’m just so pleased that this exists. 12-year-old me is so excited about it."
"The Independent Critic" review:
"...lot of evident artistry from beginning to end." "...it's a joy to watch an artist bring a long-term vision to life. So, brace yourself for the world of indie animation and enjoy Cerebus the Aardvark."
"Fat Guys at the Movies" radio show: "I respect the heck out of it." "Deserves to be seen!" "Kinda Rocks!"
A thumbs up review from "Voices from the Balcony"
Movie Critic Mike Haberfelner: "....really good and also pretty funny..." "enough sarcasm to make it feel as fresh..." "...much care has been put in character designs, richness of backgrounds and looks in general, and the animation is very fluid."
Cerebus film Director Oliver Simonsen interviewed by Film Critic Michael Haberfelner
Comic Crusaders interview/review: "I mega loved it! I had a blast! It's fun - It's FIRE!"
Comic Book Resources, one of the biggest comic book sites, gave our film a big spotlight
The CBR article got picked up by these sites as well
https://lamazmorradelfriki.com/la-pelicula-animada-cerebus-the-aardvark-se-transmite-de-forma-gratuita/ (in Spanish)
"Independent Film Now" plugs the Cerebus film
Poplitiko plugs the Cerebus movie
Poet Alex Ness of Poplitiko also interviewed Cerebus film Director Oliver Simonsen
"flayrah" (furry food for thought) plugs the Cerebus film
We also got coverage in Russia - that's a leading animation site in the country. I believe they called our film "a real gem" and "wildly cool!"
And in Norway in their third largest Newspaper
And vlogger juggernaut "Comic Tropes" gave us a nice shoutout calling our film a gift and saying that Cerebus is well animated and voiced
"MoC" plugs the Cerebus film
"Purple Pinup Guru" plugs the Cerebus film
Award-winning playwright, author, humorist Dylan Brody calls the movie amazing
More Twitter Cerebus film praise:
Karen Schmocker watched the Cerebus film and was delighted
Charles Blattberg calls the Cerebus film “Wonderful”
“Cerebus himself is rendered beautifully and the High Society tease at the end is great.” “…check it out for a good time.”
Cerebus film is “awesome!”
Facebook Cerebus film praise:
DC/Marvel writer/artist Bruce N. Solotoff’s calls the Cerebus film “Terrific”
Byron Dunbar loves the Cerebus film
from Denmark: “…so happy the Cerebus movie is finally here Thank you for all of your hard work over the years!”
At the Kayfabe Comics Group: “Bloody Brilliant” and “Really Cool”:)
Tony Watt calls the Cerebus film awesome
4chan Cerebus film praise:
“This is a really well scripted movie, and some of the voice acting (especially for Cerebus himself) is really good”
Reddit Cerebus movie praise:
“Good work! You capture the same vibe as the comic.”
And our site's email adress got a lovely fan mail yay:
"I'm a longtime Cerebus fan, read it since I was 12 and I'm 42 now, it's my favorite comic of all time, and I just have to say.....
You nailed it! It was beyond my ability to supress a smile and laughter throughout.
The Elrod and Julius sequences were fantastic, as well as the dream sequence which to me at least alluded to the Mind Games issues..love the High Society and Church and State teases at the end!
So, are there plans for physical copies of the movie? I'd love to have it on my shelf next to the phonebooks and the High Society A/V dvd set!
Again, I loved it! Best wishes for you and your company for the future!
This and more. Brought to you by the “no-budgeted Cerebus film Marketing team”:)
I do believe this is the first time a CGI feature has been made with no budget. Over 200 volunteers from around the world since 2006 have been working on the animated film. No crowdfunding or anything.
The animated film is, of course, based on the comic book "Cerebus the Aardvark", considered by many to have started the indie alternative comic field. It started in 1977 and ran for 300 issues and holds the Guinness World Record for "Most consecutive issues of a comic-book drawn and written by one person", it's creator Dave Sim.
Dave Sim told us there was a 99% chance he would not approve of our film, but against all odds upon finishing the film he gave it a thumbs up.
He has previously turned down George Lucas, DreamWorks and Paramount.
Seen in 49 countries the best (and only:)) nobudget CGI Feature film, "The Absurd, Surreal, Metaphysical and Fractured Destiny of Cerebus the Aardvark", is now playing on the streaming channels "Tubi", "Plex", "Mometu" and Comcast's "Xumo" for free with commercials. No registration needed. See links below
And the brand new subscription based service "Nuclear Home Video". NHV is an alternative to mainstream blockbuster movies specializing in Independent, Arthouse, and B-movies. Go Indie!
And also in Brazil on the subscripotion bases service “Box Brazil Play” — the second largest Brazilian independent broadcast company specialized in Pay TV and multidevice streaming.