‘Crow: The Legend’ qualifies for Academy Awards 2019

Crow: The Legenda VR animated film by Baobab Studios has been qualified and nominated for 2019 Academy Awards in the animated short film race. The project has received a daily theatrical run at the Laemmle Claremont 5 Theater in the Los Angeles as part of the Venice VR showcase from 27 July 2018 to 2 August  2018.

The short is inspired by the origin of the crow, who is nominated by his fellow animals to bring warmth back to a world stuck in an endless winter. His journey is rewarded and he carries the gift of fire back to his fellow animals in his beak, however, in doing so he sacrifices what is most dear to him.

The short sees John Legend as Crow, Oprah Winfrey as The One Who Creates Everything by Thinking, Constance Wu as Skunk, Tye Sheridan as Turtle, Diego Luna as Moth, Liza Koshy as Owl, Sarah Eagle Heart as Luna and Randy Edmonds as the Narrator.

Crow: The Legend premiered its prolouge at the Tribeca Film Festival last year and recently was nominated as a finalist in the Venice Film Festival’s track competition. Later this month, the film will have its North American event premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

Directed by Baobab co-founder Eric Darnell (Madagascar), both the traditional short and the VR experience version of Crow: The Legend will be releasing in late fall.