Just For Fun

There’s a doll in a toy shop window that looks like you. What do you do?

This is the very question ex-Pixar animator Rodrigo Blaas explores in his animated short titled Alma. The film begins with a charming, snowy day in Barcelona and a small girl named Alma, which means soul. As she strolls by a toy shop, she sees a doll in the window identical to her and enters the deserted shop full of creepy, wide-eyed staring dolls. I’ll leave it to you to find out what happens next. But when I saw this film, it had a distinct del Toro flavour to me. So it came as no surprise that Guillermo has signed on as executive producer to adapt Alma into a full-length movie set to release in 2015. This is one I’m really looking forward to!