Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Primevals

I just found out about the Primevals!

Sorry, Bumble (from the Rudolph special).  You have some competition in the 'Best Stop-Motion  Yeti" category...  but you have the advantage of actually being in a finished work. 

The Primevals is an uncompleted stop-motion fantasy film directed by animator legend David W. Allen. It was started in the 1960s, then had parts filmed in the 70s, 80s, and into the late 90s until Allen passed away from cancer in 1999.  Friends vowed to finish it but lacked the funds.

It's been in limbo ever since.

So what's it about?

It's "... a tale about a secret Himalayan valley populated with giant Yetis and an ancient race of alien lizard men." (Source)

Wait. Whoa. Wow.

Here's what the Yeti puppets looked like:

Here's some test footage from it:

And here are a few poster designs, featuring the Yetis:


Sad, no?, that it has not been finished and released.

It feels just out of reach... the Yeti, so elusive!

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