David Knight - 6th Sept 2019

A long-awaited new live-action cartoon from Nadia Lee Cohen reunites her with A$AP Rocky, and in Babushka Boi they revive the style of a somewhat neglected icon of American pop culture - Dick Tracy.

It's Rocky and his merry band of bank robbers up against the pigs - slow-thinking, underresourced, plodding cops with porky features. They don't stand the chance.

Nadia Lee has drawn heavily from Warren Beatty's Dick Tracy movie - a box office turkey in the late 80s, possibly because it was so visually groundbreaking. The brilliant SFX makeup of the mobsters and the cops, and the production design, owe a lot to that.

She and Rocky have just made the baddies the heroes, and made it a lot better than it was the first time.

Credits

DirectorNadia Lee Cohen
ProducerDan Karp
Production CompanyVirgin Soil Pictures
Executive ProducerMalcolm Duncan
Executive ProducerFabien Colas
CreativeTara Razavi
Director of PhotographySimon Duggan
Production designerBrittany Porter
StylistShirley Kurata
HairSami Knight
Make-upLilly Keys
Make-upNoel Nichols
SFX Make-upMalina Stearns
1st ADRobert Thoren
VFXIsaac Morhaim

David Knight - 6th Sept 2019

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