“Robot Dreams”, Whimsical Oscar®-Nominated Animated Feature Opens May 31 at Film Forum

Robot-DreamsFilm Forum is set to present the US theatrical premiere of Pablo Berger’s “Robot Dreams”, a NEON release, on Friday, May 31.

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 went on to have an impressive awards presence in the 2023 race. It was nominated for 5 Annie Awards, taking 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.