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Circus Sam and the return of Don Bluth

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Feb 13th 2020 at 8:29:17 AM

Wasn't sure whether to put this in live-action film or western animation, so I'm putting it in live-action film for now.

Last night, I just learned about this half-hour indie festival film released last year called Circus Sam directed by Rayner Wang. It's mostly live-action, but apparently has an animated segment directed by Don Bluth of all people.

Being a huge Bluth fan, I was excited to hear this. Unfortunately, there's barely anything about the film on the internet. Googling "Circus Sam Rayner Wang" just brings up a short little IMDb page and some award pages. Not even Bluth himself has mentioned this on any of his social media. You'd think the return of a big animation legend like Bluth would be a pretty big deal, and more people would be talking about this, but nope. Does anyone know more about this film?

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Feb 13th 2020 at 2:04:25 PM

This is the first I've heard of it. Did Disney have anything to do with this?

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Feb 13th 2020 at 2:10:26 PM

Not that I know of. Most of the crew consists of upcomers. (Cary Elwes is on the poster, but I didn't see him in the IMDb list.) I think Bluth is the only big name in the film.

Feb 13th 2020 at 8:29:01 PM

I just remembered that last year, Bluth posted this design for an ibis character on his Twitter. Could this have been a concept design for Circus Sam?

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