TIFF 2018: Our Review of ‘Tito And The Birds’

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TIFF 2018: Our Review of ‘Tito And The Birds’

It’s too easy to forget how vibrant our imaginations can genuinely get…

Tito And The Birds marks a first at TIFF as it is the first animated feature from the country of Brazil on their screens and it easily holds its own with the magic produced in the animation labs in Japan and Southern California.

While Tito has great affection for his scientist father and the research that they do with birds, an accident that leaves Tito injured forces his mother to insist that they live apart.  Years later, the world is under siege and in a pandemic of fear which is making people dangerously ill.  Remembering his father’s research into birdsong, he’s convinced that a cure lies with the birds and sets out on an adventure with his friends Sarah and Buiú to finish the work that his father started.

Through a mix of oil painting, digital and traditional forms of animation in Tito And The Birds we get to dive head first into a vibrant world of animation unlike any that we’ve really seen before.

Lead by co-director/writer/producer Gustavo Steinberg; the team behind Tito And The Birds are not only crafting a fantastic adventure for all ages but are also treated to a very relevant social message of teaching our young ones that it’s OK to embrace your fears as long as you don’t get defined by them.

It’s the pinnacle of spectacle and socially relevant storytelling, making the adventures of Tito a must see cinematic event.

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David Voigt is a Toronto based writer with a problem and a passion for the moving image and all things cinema. Having moved from production to the critical side of the aisle for well over 10 years now at outlets like Examiner.com, Criticize This, Dork Shelf (Now That Shelf), to.Night Newspaper he’s been all across his city, the country and the continent in search of all the news and reviews that are fit to print from the world of cinema.
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