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Robot Dreams Trailer Revealed by NEON

NEON has released the trailer for the whimsical Oscar-nominated animated feature Robot Dreams. The film will open in New York on May 31 at the Film Forum and in Los Angeles on June 7. It will expand to more theaters throughout June.

Robot Dreams is an Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature and the 2024 Goya Award winner for Best Animated Feature and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Robot Dreams Trailer Revealed by NEON

In the film, from writer and director Pablo Berger, Dog lives in Manhattan and is tired of being alone. One day, he decides to build himself a robot, a companion.

Their friendship blossoms until they become inseparable from the rhythm of ’80s NYC. One summer night, Dog, with great sadness, is forced to abandon Robot at the beach. Will they ever meet again?

A tender, affecting tale of friendship, the animated Robot Dreams – adapted from the graphic novel of the same name by Sara Varon – is set in a 1980s NYC populated solely by pigs, birds, cats, and other animal clans. Yet Dog leads a lonely existence, eating TV dinners in his East Village walkup.

When he sees an infomercial for a robot-building kit, he seizes the chance for the perfect city buddy: Dog and Robot eat hot dogs together on 5th Avenue, roller skate in Central Park, venture to Coney Island — to the groove of their song, Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September.” But when Robot gets stranded at the beach, Dog is helpless to rescue him; and, as the seasons change, they both endure a separation that will change them forever.

Following its World Premiere at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival and Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival, Robot Dreams had an impressive awards presence in the 2023 race. It was nominated for five Annie Awards and took home the award for Best Independent Feature.

At the 2023 Goya Awards, it won Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Animated Film, as well as Best Animated Film at the European Film Awards. Robot Dreams concluded its awards run with a nomination at the 96th Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature.

The NEON release was produced by Ibon Cormenzana, Ignasi Estapé, Sandra Tapia Díaz, Pablo Berger, and Ángel Durández.

José Luis Ágreda was the art director, Benoît Feroumont served as the animation director, and the music was by Alfonso de Vilallonga.

Robot Dreams Poster